Liberty Tax Service Tax Preparer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 27, 2014
Updated Mar 27, 2014
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Tax Preparer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Orlando, FL
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Liberty Tax Service.

Interview Details

There wasn't really an interview process. I just took a rapid tax course (3 days) and after those 3 days the store manager made an offer to the individuals she thought would be an asset to her store. I wish I would have taken the 6 or 8 week course.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer

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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Liberty Tax Service in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    2 week unpaid training that consists of testing and role playing. Group hire and interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    N/a
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hazel Park, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hazel Park, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Liberty Tax Service in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview was very informal and we never took off our coats. It was bizarre and the lady interviewing had an "I'm better than you attitude" but I looked past that very rough exterior since I was there about the job. She did not ask more than 5 questiins including, "how did i hear about the job", which I didn't because they called me, I never applied before that day. The so called hiring process is the class you supposedly have to pass. Its an open book test at the end of the class which leads into you working at one of the sites.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question I was asked is what year did I graduate from college.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't one.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Centralia, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Centralia, WA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Liberty Tax Service in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview was conducted in a very professional manner. Very informative

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question regarding availability to work   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Liberty Tax Service.

    Interview Details

    Submit Resume, attend classes, take test and CE's-that's it.

    Negotiation Details
    There was none, everything is set in stone.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Liberty Tax Service in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is based off of those who successfully complete the 10-week tax course and get their Levels 1 and 2 certifications to work in an office.

    Interview Questions
    • How will this tax training course help you in the future?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pay rates were negotiable at the time I worked there. There were 3 different pay rates to choose from.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Anyone who took the class got an interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bronx, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bronx, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Liberty Tax Service in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview Process was non-existant, they just threw you into different offices wherever you were needed, didn't even really ask about experience

    Hiring was quite chaotic with them running out of positions despite hiring many more people than they obviously needed, word of advice, try to get in good with one of the managers at an office, not only will they give you more hours, you can maneuver to more pay as well

    Negotiation Details
    They wanted to pay minimum wage but I got it up to 12$
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Liberty Tax Service in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    There wasn't really a hiring or interview process. If you wanted the job, you got it. Come into training, and voila! You're employed.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Preparer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Liberty Tax Service in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    The initial job offer listing pay was $10 + high commissions, however during interview the owner, Nelson Maldonado, said it was $8 per hour w/ 4% commissions of invoices to be paid at the end of tax season. He clearly stated I could expect $2,000 in commissions; reality was less than $200. He stated the mandatory training would be paid (it wasn't despite a signed employment agreement).

    He was thrilled over my education: Master in Taxation; he stated everyone including himself would ask me questions and to help out on their returns.

    He seemed very upbeat and stated the store was super busy, that we would all be working 40+ hours. Again, this was a lie b/c the store was dead most of the time. He claimed there would be numerous corporate clients and the possibility of accounting work after tax season, we had 3 S-corps none of which had enough transactions to warrant bookkeeper or payroll work.

    The office was filthy, but he claimed it would be clean upon opening for tax season. He claimed there would be games and food to keep customers happy and entertained while waiting, again nothing was true. The interview was very low key, but energetic.

    Interview Questions
    • He asked about my experience/my own accounting and tax clients; he implied to have them come to Liberty for tax service. I clearly stated they were my clients and I have completed their accounting and returns for numerous years, that I wouldn't be willing to refer them and then receive a percentage of the money; he understood and agreed.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation, I tried. Instead he offered the claim of $2,000 commission, which wasn't true at all. I accepted the position, based on his claims. Hindsight is 20/20 and I would never recommend anyone to work there or have their taxes completed there b/c the staff doesn't have the qualifications to complete returns properly.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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