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Tax Specialist Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$75,737 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tax Specialist is $75,737 a year and $36 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Tax Specialist is between $55,321 and $92,767. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Tax Specialist. 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

  • Provides strategic guidance on tax planning, monitoring, and compliance for corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, or individuals.
  • Undertakes responsibility for preparation of quarterly and annual Federal, State, and possible international tax reports, and assures compliance.
  • Documents, supports, and researches relevant tax issues; and communicates with tax authorities to resolve issues.
  • Understands and explains the web of tax jurisdictions and their tax laws, and assists in developing tax training materials.
Tax Specialist Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Tax Preparers

Job family population: 68,720

Estimated population of Tax Specialist jobs: 58,776

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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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 Specialist Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Domestic Income Tax Specialist
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Timothy Jon & Associates LLC
Domestic Income Tax Specialist with multiple federal and state income tax responsibilities including the following: * Prepare federal and complex state income tax returns utilizing CorpTax, including ...
Payroll Tax Specialist (Master Tax)
May 17
Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA
Precision Payroll of America
The Payroll Tax Specialist will use MasterTax software to support our payroll clients with multi-state tax expertise for filing payroll taxes and deposits as well as researching and resolving tax ...
Payroll Tax Specialist
May 13
Deerfield, IL, USA
Beacon Resources
The hired Payroll Tax Specialist will update all payroll information for tax reporting purpose and ensure compliance with all current tax regulations. You will report to a Payroll Supervisor. DUTIES ...
College Graduates - Payroll Tax Specialist I - SurePayroll
May 17
Glenview-Nas, United States
Under direct supervision of the Payroll Tax Supervisor, this position is responsible for providing effective day-to-day execution of payroll tax processes and activities for our clients and internal ...
Tax Accountant Specialist - R&D Tax Credits
Apr 11
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Our client is a boutique consulting firm that specializes in providing specialty tax services to their clients and they are looking to add an On-Site R&D Tax Credit Consultant to their progressively ...
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