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Tax Preparer Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Tax Preparer Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about Tax Preparers:

What Is a Tax Preparer?

Tax Preparers complete tax returns for individuals or small businesses.

What is the Salary Range for a Tax Preparer?

Depending on the work setting and state where Tax Preparers are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, Tax Preparers made between $19,000 and $80,000, with the average annual salary being approximately $45,000.

How Many Tax Preparers Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation are as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
70,030 2.8% $21.80 $45,340 1.7%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for a Tax Preparer is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.42 $11.80 $17.57 $27.83 $38.58

Where Are Most Tax Preparers Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 10,590 0.66 1.33 $28.37 $59,010
Texas 6,850 0.58 1.17 $20.61 $42,870
Florida 3,500 0.43 0.85 $17.53 $36,470
Georgia 3,320 0.79 1.58 $19.43 $40,400
Michigan 2,440 0.58 1.16 $20.60 $42,850

Tax Preparer Overtime Pay Lawsuit News

Tax Preparer Overtime Pay Lawsuit News

H&R Block Wins Overtime Lawsuit

ST. LOUIS — The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Missouri federal judge’s ruling to dismiss a class action overtime lawsuit against H&R Block. The lawsuit alleged H&R Block refused to pay its tax professionals proper wages and overtime for time spent in post-tax season training. The judge granted summary judgment to H&R Block […]

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What are the Laws for Tax Preparer Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Tax Preparers are often entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in one week. If an employer denies a Tax Preparer overtime wages, it could give rise to an overtime pay lawsuit.

There are strict time limitations for filing a claim so it is important that you discuss your case in a timely manner. If you wait too long, you may lose your ability to recover some or all of your back pay. An experienced Tax Preparer overtime pay attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime wages based upon your job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked.

Some states have their own overtime pay laws that may be slightly different from the FLSA with respect to overtime pay for Tax Preparers. There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits so it is essential that you contact an attorney immediately.

Are Tax Preparers Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Because Tax Preparers perform essential duties such as helping both individuals and businesses file their tax returns, they often work far more than 40 hours in a workweek. Many of them are not paid overtime for these excess hours as required under the FLSA. The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to a Tax Preparer can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Tax Preparer Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.

We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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