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2012 Edition

national industry 541213

Tax Preparation Services


This U.S. industry comprises establishments (except offices of CPAs) engaged in providing tax return preparation services without also providing accounting, bookkeeping, billing, or payroll processing services. Basic knowledge of tax law and filing requirements is required.

The immediate parent of national industry 541213 is international industry 54121: Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services

2012 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Establishments of CPAs are classified in U.S. Industry 541211, Offices of Certified Public Accountants;
  • Establishments of non-CPAs providing payroll services along with tax return preparation services are classified in U.S. Industry 541214, Payroll Services;
  • Establishments of non-CPAs providing accounting, bookkeeping, or billing services along with tax return preparation services are classified in U.S. Industry 541219, Other Accounting Services; and
  • Establishments providing computer data processing services at their own facility for others are classified in Industry 518210, Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 541213
2007 541213
2012 541213
2017 541213
2022 541213

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 7291 - Tax Return Preparation Services

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 541213, Tax Preparation Services:

  1. accountant auditor bookkeeper tax preparation
  2. accounting tax preparation bookkeeping and payroll service
  3. bookkeeper accountant auditor tax preparation
  4. office tax preparation
  5. professional scientific and technical service
  6. professional scientific and technical service not otherwise classified naic
  7. tax preparation
  8. tax preparation bookkeeper accountant auditor
  9. tax preparation service
  10. tax preparation service naic
  11. tax preparer and bookkeeper
  12. tax preparer office
  13. tax return preparation service


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