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Tax Advisors - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, tax preparers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Communicate with others by telephone, e-mail, and in person on a daily basis. They also write letters and memos, but less often.
  • Have a medium level of social contact. They meet with clients, but spend much of their time working alone on forms.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Often work indoors.
  • Usually share office space with other workers.

Work Performance

  • Must be very exact in their work and be sure all details are done. Errors could cost clients money or cause legal problems.
  • Make decisions on a weekly basis that strongly impact clients.
  • They make some decisions without consulting a supervisor, but sometimes get advice before acting.
  • Repeat the same work activities.
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  • Determine some, but not all, of their daily tasks and goals without talking to a supervisor.
  • Work in a competitive atmosphere where weekly deadlines must be met.


  • May work only during tax season, which is January through April.
  • May work 40 hours a week or more, including evenings and weekends during tax season.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.