NAICS 5 Digit Industry 54121

Industry 54121

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 54121 – Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 54121: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing services, such as auditing of accounting records, designing accounting systems, preparing financial statements, developing budgets, preparing tax returns, processing payrolls, bookkeeping, and billing.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS Code 54121

What are some examples of this industry classification? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this 5-digit NAICS industry.

  • Accountants’ offices
  • Payroll processing services
  • Bookkeeping services
  • Tax return preparation services

Cross-References for NAICS Code 54121

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 54121. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Establishments providing computer data processing services at their own facility for others are classified in Industry 51821, Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 54121

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 54121. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Accountants’ (except CPAs) offices
  • Accountants’ (except CPAs) private practices
  • Accountants’ (i.e., CPAs) offices, certified public
  • Accountants’ (i.e., CPAs) private practices, certified public
  • Accounting (i.e., CPAs) services, certified public
  • Accounting services (except CPAs)
  • Auditing accountants’ (i.e., CPAs) offices
  • Auditing accountants’ (i.e., CPAs) private practices
  • Auditing services (i.e., CPA services), accounts
  • Auditors’ (i.e., CPAs) offices, accounts
  • Auditors’ (i.e., CPAs) private practices, accounts
  • Billing services
  • Bookkeepers’ offices
  • Bookkeepers’ private practices
  • Bookkeeping services
  • Certified accountants’ offices
  • Certified public accountants’ (CPAs) offices
  • CPAs’ (certified public accountants) offices
  • Income tax compilation services
  • Income tax return preparation services
  • Payroll processing services
  • Public accountants’ (CPAs) offices, certified
  • Public accountants’ (CPAs) private practices, certified
  • Public accountants’ (except CPAs) offices
  • Public accountants’ (except CPAs) private practices
  • Talent payment services
  • Tax return preparation services
Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 54: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
    • Subsector 541: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
      • Industry Group 5412: Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
        • Industry 54121: Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541211: Offices of Certified Public Accountants
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541213: Tax Preparation Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541214: Payroll Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 541219: Other Accounting Services

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