Also known as City Tax Auditor, Revenue Agent, Revenue Collector, Revenue Officer, Revenue Specialist, Tax Collector, Tax Compliance Officer, Tax Examiner
Also known as City Tax Auditor, Revenue Agent, Revenue Collector
Tax Examiners determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.
Tax Examiners are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Tax Examiners. More generally, Tax Examiners are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Tax Examiner is $55,640, and the average salary is $62,040. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Tax Examiner salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Tax Examiners earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Tax Examiners earn less than $33,180 per year, 25% earn less than $42,040, 75% earn less than $77,540, and 90% earn less than $105,430.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Tax Examiners is expected to change by -3.7%, and there should be roughly 4,400 open positions for Tax Examiners every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Tax Examiner are usually higher in their Conventional and Enterprising interests.
Tax Examiners typically have very strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Also, Tax Examiners typically have strong Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Tax Examiner tend to value Achievement, Support, and Relationships.
Most importantly, Tax Examiners moderately value Achievement. Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Second, Tax Examiners moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Lastly, Tax Examiners moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Tax Examiners must consistently demonstrate qualities such as integrity, self-control, and attention to detail.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Tax Examiners, ranked by importance:
Tax Examiners often have training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Tax Examiners usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Tax Examiners may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, economics and accounting, or law and government knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Tax Examiners might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Tax Examiners must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Tax Examiners need abilities such as oral comprehension, written comprehension, and oral expression in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Tax Examiners, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Tax Examiners frequently use skills like reading comprehension, active listening, and speaking to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Tax Examiners, ranked by their relative importance.
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