Tax consultants provide their clients with financial and tax-related advice. They meet with clients over the phone and in-person to discuss their clients' tax situations. They educate their clients on tax options, including how to legally lower tax liability or how to compute taxes based on their investments. Tax consultants might prepare and complete client tax returns and assist clients in finding the right deductions, credits and adjustments based on their financial situation. Consultants must stay up-to-date on the latest federal and state tax requirements, consult tax law handbooks and look for bulletins regarding common and atypical tax procedures.
When it's tax season and you're trying to figure out the ins and outs of complicated tax laws, you may turn to a consultant for help. Tax consultants, also known as tax advisers, use their expertise to help clients successfully navigate what can be a very confusing and complex system of rules and deduction options. Although they are busiest during the months immediately before taxes are due in April, they also work year-round to help clients avoid incurring tax liabilities.