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TAX INVESTIGATOR

The Tax Investigator is responsible for conducting tax investigations and collecting delinquent taxes. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution

Class Code:

X172C

Job Grade:

GS03

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Investigates complaints from the public regarding non-compliance of Arkansas tax laws and writes reports documenting and detailing the outcome of the investigation. Assists taxpayers by interpreting tax laws and regulations, explains taxpayer responsibilities, assists taxpayers in the completion of tax forms, and computes penalties and interest for taxpayers as needed. Contacts delinquent taxpayers and collects delinquent taxes, penalties, and interest due and assists in the resolution of delinquent taxes. Serves legal documents (Business Closure Orders, Notice of Hearing, etc.) to taxpayers who fail to comply with Arkansas tax laws. Provides information for affidavits and testifies at legal proceedings. Prepares and submits daily, weekly, and monthly reports. May inspect vending and amusement machines for compliance with tax laws. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state tax laws. Knowledge of principles and practices of accounting and bookkeeping. Ability to interpret and apply tax laws, rules, and regulations. Ability to interview and obtain information. Ability to prepare, present, and review technical tax information, documents, and reports. Ability to utilize software based computer systems.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of college coursework, including six hours in accounting; plus one year of experience in bookkeeping, tax preparation, tax auditing, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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