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Tax Preparer

Tax preparers compute taxes owed or overpaid, using calculators or personal computers, and complete entries on forms, following tax form instructions and tax tables. They prepare or assist in preparing simple to complex tax returns for individuals or small businesses. Tax preparers use all appropriate adjustments, deductions and credits to keep clients' taxes to a minimum.

TCC programs that right for you:
Business Management and Accounting Programs

Work Conditions

Most tax preparers work in a typical office setting. Some may be able to do part of their work at home. Most tax preparers work a standard 40-hour week but often work long hours during the tax season.

Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of tax preparers is expected to grow by 10 to 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.


For information on wages, visit O*NET.
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Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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