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Job Category:

Accounting/Finance

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

77001

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Tax Researcher - Seasonal (Remote)

H&R Block - Houston, Texas

Posted: 11/14/2018

JOB SUMMARY 

H&R Block, the nation’s largest tax service provider, is looking for tax minded individuals who have a passion for service. As a researcher of The Tax Institute at H&R Block, you’ll be working with your peers to research, analyze, evaluate, and answer tax questions from our Tax Professionals via live chat and online communication tools.

We are looking for curious individuals who enjoy tax; including, but not limited to, preparers, Enrolled Agents, CPAs, attorneys, students, and others, who can put their research and writing skills to work. You will assist our Tax Professionals by providing advice on tax law and regulations, explaining calculations, and issues with the IRS or a state’s Department of Revenue.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  • Evaluates individual, corporate, partnership, international, estate, and trust tax questions to ascertain the exact nature of the issue, researches applicable tax law and regulations, makes recommendations providing the correct tax treatment for the client.
  • Researches moderately complex tax situations and determines solutions utilizing a variety of available research materials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Undergraduate degree in business related field or commensurate tax preparation experience.  Graduate degree in accounting, tax, or law, or progress towards completion of such degree, is desirable.  A Circular 230 designation (attorney, CPA, or EA) is also highly desirable.
  • A minimum of one year tax research, tax preparation or related experience.
  • Knowledge of tax law sufficient to understand and explain most elements of personal and business taxation as they apply to H&R Block’s client demographics.
  • Knowledge of tax research principles, procedures, and techniques to effectively interpret, analyze and correctly formulate solutions for moderately complex tax situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and explain most elements of individual income taxation through strong written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform assignments in a thorough and accurate manner.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently.
  • Ability to treat confidential information with professionalism and discretion.
  • Proficient with technology, solid knowledge of computer operations and software.
  • Experience with online legal research services (Checkpoint, CCH, BNA, WestLaw, etc.)
  • Proficient typing speed of at least 50 words per minute.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse work group.
  • Secured high-speed internet connection.

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