A tax accountant offers their clients services related to paying taxation with the goal of minimizing the amount paid by the client to what is required by law. These types of accountants create effective plans related to tax for their clients, ensure they meet their obligations and protect them from being overcharged when they submit their accounts for review by the tax department.
They determine effective strategies for deferring, minimizing or eliminating tax payments and contribute to taxation audits required by tax authorities. They are involved in the preparation of taxation documents for clients who can be individuals, partnerships, private companies, non-profit organisations or government agencies, among others. Tax accountants, as well as being expert in taxation law, need to have effective communication skills and be able to understand the unique concerns of different types of clients. They must be able to interpret tax laws effectively and be able to explain their implications for a client.