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Tax Agent

Find out how to become a tax agent and work in financial and commercial settings. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Tax Agent is $45,000 - 79,600 annually


Tax agents are responsible for a range of compliance related financial reporting services. These include auditing for tax purposes, writing financial reports, setting budgets, advising for decision making and dealing with insolvency issues. Employment for tax agents to 2019 is expected to experience moderate growth. Employment in this very large occupation (189,100 in 2017) was stable in the last 10 years.

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Key skills

Tax agents work with clients to ensure compliance with a variety of statutory financial requirements. They also assist with organisation wide decision-making.

  • The development, with clients, of accounting and budget related policies
  • The preparation of financial statements and reports
  • Auditing and financial investigations including suspected fraud and insolvency
  • Offering tax advice regarding organisation plans and operations
  • Introducing and overseeing systems for accounting, including technology based systems
  • Ensuring accuracy in all financial and financial compliance reporting

Quick facts

Working as a tax agent gives you the opportunity to use your deep understanding of economics and accounting whilst taking advantage of your mathematical skills.

  • Average Hours Worked
    39.6 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Accounting and finance
  • Average qualification level
    56.9% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.


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