Tax Preparer Assistant, Great Place to Start?

By: Jamie Waggoner

Why one might consider being a tax preparer assistant

One might consider being a tax preparer assistant because they may not be fully ready to take on the tax preparing world.

Some students that have taken the courses and became certified may think they would do better watching a tax preparer professional.

What you can gain by being a tax preparer assistant

Gaining knowledge from the professional could even be a sign whether the recently certified student wants to continue the tax preparer career route.

They can also learn the ins and outs of being a tax preparer while still having a job after being certified.

What a tax preparer assistant does

A tax preparer assistant is a major asset to the tax preparer! They help super busy tax professionals by doing:

  • Tax Forms
  • Entering Data
  • Greets Clients
  • Keeping Calendar Up to Date
  • Answer Phones

Salary of a Tax Preparer Assistant

The salary of a tax preparer assistant ranges from a normal minimum wage depending on where you are living to $15 an hour.

An idea to maximize pay would be to set up a base pay.

Ask your boss if there are any specific goals they want to get done/ accomplish and when you get them done you get paid for that particular task, adding extra money to your check.

If you are up for the challenge to get certified as a tax preparer go to where we offer two free courses for you to get a taste to see if tax preparing is for you.

If you are already certified and need some more time before you take your first steps then I hope this blog post helped you! 

About the writer: 

Jamie Waggoner is a Communication Major at University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW).  Jamie’s favorite course at the moment is Integrated Marketing, which shows how smart companies use storytelling and word-of-mouth to develop authentic and compelling relationships with their customers and the general public.  Jamie did not realize when she accepted an internship at Pronto Tax School that she would become a tax expert, but hey, life is full of surprises and that’s a good thing.