|(ARA) - Finding part-time work in today’s economy -- whether out
of necessity or to supplement your income -- can be a daunting task.
The challenge for many people is finding an opportunity that fits
their busy lifestyles, but also offers good pay, a flexible schedule
and a pleasant work environment. These opportunities are available;
it’s often just a matter of knowing where to look and becoming a tax
professional is one place to start.
In a study by the Employment Policy Foundation, an average of 13.3
million workers in their prime working years (ages 25 to 65) usually
worked part-time. The vast majority worked a part-time schedule by
Many tax professionals enjoy part-time employment and come from
varied backgrounds such as financial services, education, retired,
military or stay-at-home moms or dads. A position in the tax services
industry is a good option for someone who is already working another
job and wants supplemental income, or someone who prefers a flexible
work schedule and not full-time employment.
To become a tax professional, training is a “must have.” An example
of tax-related education that is offered is the H&R Block Income Tax
Course. This introductory tax course offers topics such as choosing
the right filing status, determining dependents, and learning how to
qualify for deductions and credits. It also covers topics such as how
to handle business-in-home expenses and self-employment taxes. Classes
are offered at convenient times and locations nationwide. So whether
you’re looking to master the most basic return or more complicated
schedules, you will learn proven tax-saving strategies, recent changes
in tax laws, deductions and exemptions that are often overlooked and
other special rules for children and seniors.
Course graduates may have opportunities to earn additional income,
while working in a professional environment and providing a valuable
service to people.
To learn more about careers in tax preparation, visit an H &