Tax Economist

With the ever-evolving economic status of the world a tax economist’s has an important profession. Because taxes are used to pay for essential public services it is necessary that governments as well as individuals who pay taxes have an idea of when taxes will go up andor down and what amount of taxes are likely to be collected on a quarterly and yearly basis. It is the job of a tax economist to study and review fiscal information and predict patterns that are likely to occur with tax levels. The website occupations.careers.org states that tax economists play an integral role in solving economic problems that are a result of tax-related issues. They also provide guidance and recommendations to entities that rely on tax dollars to function. Additionally they warn the general public when it is likely that a tax increase or decrease will take place. A tax economist is a type of economist. An economist in general is a professional who examines the economy and makes predictions and recommendations based on the knowledge gained through studying researching and analyzing economic trends. A tax economist specifically focuses on how taxes are affected by the economic health of a region. Typically tax economists use the information they gather to create statistical reports which are presented to the government banks the public and any business or organization that can directly or indirectly be affected by taxes. The educational requirement for a tax economist is a minimum of a bachelor’s degree but many have master’s degrees and even Ph.D.s in the field of economics. The website www.searchbydegree.com says that tax economists typically earn an annual salary between $42280 and $136550.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $89415
High Salary: $136550
Low Salary: $42280
Tasks: Reviews economic data.
Conducts research related to taxes.
Anticipates tax patterns.
Provides information on how taxes affect the economy.
Also Called: Economist
Tax Statistician
Tax Researcher
Tax Consultant
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