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Tax Preparers

Education and Training Requirements

High School

There are no specific postsecondary educational requirements for tax preparers, but having a high school diploma is helpful. Take mathematics classes. Accounting, bookkeeping, and business classes will also give a good introduction to working with numbers and show the importance of accurate work. In addition, take computer classes. You will need to be comfortable using computers, since much tax work is done using this tool. English classes will help with research, writing, and speaking skills—important communication skills to have when working with clients.

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