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Revenue Agent

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Revenue Agent

Portland , Maine , United States | Accounting & Finance | Full-time Apply by: June 10, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Maine Revenue Services

Revenue Agent – Sales, Fuel & Special Tax Division

(Multiple Vacancies)

CODE:0504 PAY GRADE:20 – $61,027.20/Annually

*Includes a 20% recruitment and retention stipend

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT: May 13, 2022

CLOSES: June 10, 2022

DESCRIPTION:This is entry-level professional services trainee work involving learning to perform compliance determinations for state income, sales, and excise taxes; regional tax agreements; and state-imposed fees. Work includes performing multi-tax audits of individuals, businesses, and corporations in the field under the supervision and oversight of senior personnel in order to determine tax liability and taxpayer compliance; and employing judicial processes to enforce state tax laws. This is a two-year trainee classification which, upon successful completion and demonstration of certain specified competencies, results in reclassification to Senior Revenue Agent. Work is performed under general supervision.

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS:

+ Audits and verifies moderately complex tax-related transactions, contracts, leases, and financial statements of individuals, businesses, and corporations in order to determine taxpayer compliance.

+ Prepares audit reports in order to report findings of independent audit determinations and establish a basis for additional state assessments when appropriate.

+ Analyzes a wide range of standard and automated accounting and record-keeping systems in order to formulate appropriate audit tests.

+ Explains state tax laws and regulations in order to inform taxpayers and taxpayer representatives of proper procedures to be used in determining tax liabilities.

+ Compiles, reviews, and summarizes evidence relating to tax compliance in order to present or defend state tax assessments at reconsideration hearings and appeals before a court of law.

+ Assists in criminal investigations of tax violations in order to develop cases for prosecution.

+ Reviews and analyzes tax information, tax returns, taxpayer histories and prior audit results to identify audit candidates and issues.

+ Represents the state in court proceedings including failure to file violations and disclosure hearings in order to obtain financial information.

+ Conducts reviews of applications for property tax and rent refunds in order to verify compliance with program qualifications.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

+ Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.

+ Knowledge of auditing principles and procedures.

+ Knowledge of business practices and principles.

+ Knowledge of state and federal tax laws, codes, and regulations and interstate and regional tax agreements.

+ Knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures, rules, and regulations governing tax examination work.

+ Knowledge of the judicial processes used in tax enforcement proceedings.

+ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

+ Ability to communicate effectively.

+ Ability to write clearly and effectively.

+ Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports.

+ Ability to analyze accounting systems and procedures and detect irregularities and errors.

+ Ability to apply business mathematics in defining and solving problems associated with tax compliance.

+ Ability to interpret tax laws and apply them in an auditing environment.

+ Ability to use a laptop or personal computer. Ability to analyze and interpret data, statute, policy, and procedures and use information systems to order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations. Ability to travel in-state for a considerable portion of the working time and out-of-state when required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelors Degree from an accredited educational institution OR four (4) years of equivalent post-secondary education, training, and/or professional level experience in business administration, accounting, information technology and/or auditing.

All candidates applying for a position at Maine Revenue Services will be subject to a tax clearance check. In order to be selected for a position, an applicant must have filed all his or her Maine returns and paid all Maine tax liabilities.

For all candidates not currently employed at Maine Revenue Services: State law requires that applicants seeking initial employment with Maine Revenue Services undergo a fingerprint-based state and federal criminal history record check.

BENEFITS:

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-employees/rules-policies/policy-practices-manual/Employee-Rights-and-Responsibilities-Federal) .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC213630310

Posted On: May 15, 2022

Updated On: Jun 14, 2022