Looking for a new job? You’re in luck! The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to snag a well-paid tax preparer position. Tax filing deadlines are pretty close, so for the next few months, you can expect MANY seasonal worker openings at a tax preparation service. Don’t worry if your skills got rusty. Today, I’ll tell you where you can get training, find a job and the salary you can expect.
Tax Preparer Training
To land this job, you’ll need to be good at math and get basic tax prep training.
Here’s where you can get “tax classes for masses” online or in-person:
You can also find classes at the local community college or check the online learning platform Udemy.
Finding a Seasonal Tax Preparer Job
Once you’re ready for this position, go through seasonal job openings at nationwide tax prep services. For example, Jackson Hewitt or H&R Block. Of course, if there’s a regional tax preparation firm nearby, check their listings, too.
The Internal Revenue Service also employs workers during tax season and they offer tax examining technician, data transcriber, and clerk jobs.
KARMA POINTS: Interested in volunteering? Get free training from IRS and help low-to-moderate-income families prepare their taxes.
How Much You Can Make
Your salary depends on where you work. For example, H&R Block pays about $9/hour (+commission) and positions at IRS start at $11.57/hour.
But if that’s not enough, you can always try your math skills at bookkeeping! It’s one of the best-paid work-from-home jobs (you could earn as much as $80/hour!). Interested? You’ll find more details in this article we’ve shared.
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