Online Bachelor's Degree in Tax Preparation

Online Taxation Certification and Training

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As the saying goes, nothing is certain but death and taxes. This means that taxation experts should always in high demand--no matter what direction the economy takes. A bachelor's degree in taxation could be your ticket to long-term job security and a lucrative career. People who have taken or plan to take the Certified Public Accountant exam can also benefit from a bachelor's degree in taxation.

Getting Your Taxation Education

Online education programs can be an easy way to earn your degree without disrupting your current career. Bachelor's degree candidates typically choose a specific branch of taxation, such as individual, corporate, or property tax. They take courses in subjects like tax law, business ethics, and tax preparation at the federal, state, and local levels.

Outside of the tax preparation and bookkeeping fields, some potential career areas for individuals with bachelor's in taxation include insurance and legal industry.

Career Outlook

Potential career with taxation education:

Tax Preparer

Median annual salary (2012):  $33,730 

Top states with highest employment (2012): 

  • California, annual mean salary of $46,810
  • Texas, $40, 520
  • Florida, $23,060
  • New York, $57,740
  • Georgia, $43,190

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

  • Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
  • Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
  • Other Financial Investment Activities
  • Legal Services

Source(s):, OES 2013

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