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Tax Form Preparer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$61,025 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tax Form Preparer is $61,025 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Tax Form Preparer is between $44,574 and $74,746. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Prepares income tax return forms for individuals and small businesses.
  • Checks financial records to determine needed tax forms.
  • Reads hard copy or electronic copy of tax law handbooks or bulletins to determine procedure for preparation of atypical returns.
Tax Form Preparer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Tax Preparers

Job family population: 68,720

Estimated population of Tax Form Preparer jobs: 58,776

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Tax Form Preparer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

May 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Community Tax, LLC
An ability to fact-check long-form content pieces. * Familiarity with keyword placement and other ... tax preparation, bookkeeping and accounting services. As we have evolved and grown we remain ...
Staff Accountant
Apr 26
Skokie, IL, USA
Public Accounting firm - Skokie
... tax preparation necessary, Strong skills with MS Office suite, especially Excel. Accounting ... form, Strong analytical and organizational skills, Accuracy, Works well independently and ...
Payroll Administrator/ data analytics Contractor
May 20
Northbrook, IL, USA
Processes payroll/time records, including, but not limited to new hire set up, tax form processing ... Prepares and audits time files for nonexempt employees bi-weekly. Audits and reviews changes for ...
Administrative Assistant
Apr 11
Chicago, IL, USA
... Prepare the certified receipts for each state tax return (not e-filed) and various notices ... We form relationships, not just connections, and we pride ourselves on our contractor care ...
Office Manager, Construction
May 5
Skokie, IL, USA
Job Duties: · Responsible for bookkeeping, accounting, human resources, document preparation and ... tax payments and form filings according to relevant monthly, quarterly and annual schedules. · ...
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