at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States
Revenue AgentPortland , Maine , United States | Accounting & Finance | Full-time Apply by: Feb. 17, 2023 Apply with Linkedin Apply
Maine Revenue Services
Income/Estate Tax Division – Business Audit Unit
CODE: 0504 PAY GRADE:20 – Salary: $63,473.28/Annually
*Includes a 20% recruitment and retention stipend
OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT: February 1, 2023
CLOSES: February 17, 2023
This is an entry-level position involving compliance determinations for business related taxes including: corporate, franchise, and pass-through entities. Work includes performing field audits of business under the supervision and oversight of senior personnel to determine tax liability and taxpayer compliance; and enforcing state tax laws
+ Audits and verifies moderately complex tax-related transactions, contracts, leases, and financial statements of individuals, business, and corporations to determine taxpayer compliance.
+ Prepares audit reports 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 to formulate appropriate audit tests.
+ Explains state tax laws and regulations 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 to present or defend state tax assessments at reconsideration hearings and appeals before a court of law.
+ Reviews and analyzes tax information, tax returns, taxpayer histories and prior audit results to identify audit candidates and issues.
+ Compiles, reviews, and summarizes evidence relating to tax compliance to present or defend state tax assessments in reconsideration.
A bachelor’s 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.
Please note: 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.
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 ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 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.