The Tax Investigator is responsible for conducting tax investigations and collecting delinquent taxes. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
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. Special Job Dimensions Frequent in-state travel is required.
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.
Ability to communicate effectively by verbal and written methods. Minimum Education and/or Experience The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of college coursework with six hours in accounting; plus one year of experience in bookkeeping, tax preparation, tax auditing or a related field. Preferred Qualifications Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Agency Specific Information Applicants must reside in Grant, Jefferson, or Arkansas County, or be willing to relocate to the same area within a reasonable time.
Position may require up to 4 nights of travel, and may include some weekend work.
This is an entry level position with a starting salary of $26,034.
ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH WORK HISTORY WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application.
Veteran Preference: A copy of a DD-214 must be submitted to the Hiring Official, at time of interview to be considered for Veteran Preference.
DFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.
A criminal background check is required for all DFA positions; an FBI background check may be required.
State Of Arkansas