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"Tax Examiner, Collector, Revenue Agent"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Tax Examiner, Collector, Revenue Agent"

1) Collect taxes from individuals or businesses according to prescribed laws and regulations.

2) Maintain knowledge of tax code changes, and of accounting procedures and theory in order to properly evaluate financial information.


3) Maintain records for each case, including contacts, telephone numbers, and actions taken.

4) Confer with taxpayers or their representatives in order to discuss the issues, laws, and regulations involved in returns, and to resolve problems with returns.

5) Contact taxpayers by mail or telephone in order to address discrepancies and to request supporting documentation.


6) Send notices to taxpayers when accounts are delinquent.

7) Notify taxpayers of any overpayment or underpayment, and either issue a refund or request further payment.

8) Conduct independent field audits and investigations of income tax returns in order to verify information and/or to amend tax liabilities.

9) Review filed tax returns in order to determine whether claimed tax credits and deductions are allowed by law.

10) Review selected tax returns in order to determine the nature and extent of audits to be performed on them.

11) Enter tax return information into computers for processing.

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12) Examine accounting systems and records in order to determine whether accounting methods used were appropriate and in compliance with statutory provisions.

13) Process individual and corporate income tax returns, and sales and excise tax returns.

14) Impose payment deadlines on delinquent taxpayers and monitor payments in order to ensure that deadlines are met.


15) Check tax forms in order to verify that names and taxpayer identification numbers are correct, that computations have been performed correctly, and that amounts match those on supporting documentation.

16) Examine and analyze tax assets and liabilities in order to determine resolution of delinquent tax problems.

17) Recommend criminal prosecutions and/or civil penalties.

18) Determine appropriate methods of debt settlement, such as offers of compromise, wage garnishment, or seizure and sale of property.

19) Secure a taxpayer's agreement to discharge a tax assessment, or submit contested determinations to other administrative or judicial conferees for appeals hearings.

20) Prepare briefs, and assist in searching and seizing records in order to prepare charges and documentation for court cases.

21) Direct service of legal documents, such as subpoenas, warrants, notices of assessment and garnishments.

22) Request that the state or federal revenue service prepare a return on a taxpayer's behalf in cases where taxes have not been filed.

23) Investigate claims of inability to pay taxes by researching court information for the status of liens, mortgages, or financial statements, or by locating assets through third parties.

24) Install systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data or provide advice on such systems, based on examination of current financial records.

25) Participate in informal appeals hearings on contested cases from other agents.

Job Description for "Tax Examiner, Collector, Revenue Agent" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Tax Examiner, Collector, Revenue Agent"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  C-E-R        SOC:  13-2081.00


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