Whether you’re a journalist, pilot or tax agent – every job has its perks. If you’re good with numbers and like taking control of your finances, you may enjoy the benefits of being a tax agent. Aside from being the go-to person for all things financial, you’ll be able to help your family, friends and clients with their taxes, and even get paid to do it. As Australia’s largest preparer of tax returns, it’s safe to say at H&R Block, we know a thing or two about tax. Here are some top benefits of being a tax consultant:

Saving on your taxes

There’s nothing more satisfying than learning a new skill and putting it to practice. If you like numbers and have an interest in finances and taxes, you’ll find great benefit in being a tax consultant. By choosing to take the H&R Block Income Tax Course, you’ll learn a lot about taxes that you can use when preparing your tax return. The course itself is only 16 weeks long, and in that time, you’ll learn practical tools and tips from one of our registered tax agents. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll be reaping the rewards and returns (literally) by lodging your own tax return.

High-income potential

According to the job search site - Seek.com, the demand for taxation accountants is set to rise 4% over the next five years, and with increased demand comes higher earning potential. With excellent career progression opportunities and a universal skill-set that can be applied to all areas of business, being a tax consultant is a pathway to many other possibilities.

Career stability

Income tax dates back to the late 1800s when Congress imposed its first personal income tax to help fund its efforts during the American Civil War. Since then, tax has evolved and now applies to everyone, including individuals, small businesses, large corporations and even non-profits. With over 200 years worth of tax history, it’s safe to say a career as a tax agent has stability and longevity.

High demand for tax professionals

As a tax consultant, you can work within the government and public sector as well as within a professional services firm. You can also learn the ropes in a corporate tax office within the private industry before moving into an area of speciality, and then into a management position. With the rapidly growing financial technology sector, there’s no shortage of demand or opportunities for tax professionals.

Because tax is continually evolving, the need to keep up to date means you stay relevant and will have good job security and plenty of options. Aside from being varied, flexible and challenging, working as a tax agent is also financially rewarding.

To find out more about how you can start collecting the benefits of being a tax consultant, find out more about H&R Block’s Income Tax Course today.

Looking for a rewarding career?

Take the first step towards a rewarding career as a tax consultant with H&R Block. Register for Australia's leading Income Tax Course today!

Find out more

Looking for a rewarding career?

Take the first step towards a rewarding career as a tax consultant with H&R Block. Register for Australia's leading Income Tax Course today!

Find out more