Tuesday, August 12, 2008
What’s it like to be a….Tax Preparer?
My job title is:
Enrolled Agent-Enrolled to practice before the IRS. The IRS gives two days of exams to certify a tax preparer knows the tax laws well enough to appear for clients before the Internal Revenue Service on the same basis as Attorneys. I also have a Masters in Tax from Golden Gate University, a business school in San Francisco.
My actual position is:
Tax Consultant, Tax Preparer
What does a normal day look like?
I meet with clients who want tax returns prepared and consult with clients who have tax issues. I organize the tax information that clients bring me according to tax accounting rules, prepare tax returns, give tax advice and contact the state and federal taxing authorities on my client’s behalf.