|Overview:||Tax attorneys provide advice to their clients about taxes they may have to pay to the federal, state, or foreign government. They advise clients how to legally minimize their taxes in their business or personal affairs.|
|Duties:||They confer with clients to determine what kinds of income and assets are taxable and what expenses and disbursements qualify as a legal deduction.
They advise clients about legal exposures they have in their tax reporting procedures. They prepare opinions about tax liabilities they incurred from past transactions.
They defend clients in tax litigation where a government agency claims taxes are due from the client. Study the case details, evaluate the client's earlier tax returns to prepare a defense.
Advise individuals and organizations about the legal management of their estates, gifts, properties and investments. They recommend legal instruments to minimize the tax on these items.
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of tax attorneys is expected to increase about as fast as average through 2018. Best opportunities are for those who have advanced law degree in tax and who are willing to practice in smaller towns and suburbs.|
|Starting Salary:||Government positions generally pay less than those in private firms.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$55,000 to $62,000|
|Education Level:||Candidates for this occupation generally have completed their Bachelor’s Degree and have continued their education either 1 or 2 years longer.|
|Additional Training/Education:||To practice law in the courts of any state, a person must be licensed or admitted to its Bar by passing an examination. To qualify for the exam, you must complete at least four years of college and graduate from an approved law school.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.