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Tax Auditor I

Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Job Description:

_Agency Overview:_The Department of Revenue's core mission is to collect the revenues required to support the business of the Commonwealth, to make a difference in the lives of children by enforcing the financial responsibilities of parenthood, and to assist Massachusetts cities and towns in sound and efficient fiscal management. Our vision is to conduct our operations in a manner that inspires public confidence in government by administering and enforcing tax, child support and municipal finance laws in ways that are innovative, customer-focused and transparent._Tax_The Tax Administration Division is responsible for fostering voluntary compliance and narrowing the tax gap by identifying, educating, and auditing noncompliant taxpayers. The Tax Administration Division audits the tax returns of businesses and individuals filed, including sales/use, meals, rooms occupancy and special fuels, are subject to examination by the Tax Administration Division staff._DUTIES:_The Meals Tax Auditor will conduct field audits of businesses, primarily located in the Western Region, with exposure to one or more transaction taxes. The Auditor verifies compliance with sales/use tax statutes, room occupancy tax statutes (state, local & convention center) meals tax statutes (state & local) and the withholding tax statute to determine that the correct tax due has been reported on taxpayers returns. The Meals Tax Auditor also verifies that the gross receipts of the entity that is being audited have been properly reported. If the correct tax has not been reported the auditor will initiate any changes that may be required in accordance with established policies and procedures. The Meals Tax Auditor I properly documents all proposed changes through the development of schedules, reconciliations, reports, etc, confers with the taxpayer and/or their legal representatives to discuss and explain all findings developed on audit and completes audits and case files in a professional and timely manner adhering to all applicable policies and procedures._Preferred Qualifications:_The preferred candidate should have knowledge of and experience with respect to M.G.L. chapters 64H, 64G and 64L as well as the policies and procedures required to conduct audits of returns filed under those chapters. In addition the preferred candidate should have a working knowledge of chapters 62, 62B, 62C, 63, 63A, 64I & 138. Knowledge of Point of Sales systems is a plus. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communications skills and must be computer literate and experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel. Prior auditing and accounting experience is desired. A CPA or MST is a plus. Possession of a valid drivers license and/ or furnishing private transportation for job related travel is required (mileage reimbursed).

  • */An external candidate recommended for a position with the Department of Revenue will be subject to a background check that includes checks for: state and federal tax compliance; child support compliance; education verification; Massachusetts CORI checks; criminal background checks in state(s) of current and previous residence/employment; validation of eligibility to work in the United States; and national fingerprint-based criminal background checks./First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time professional experience in accounting, auditing, or tax examination, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below.Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle drivers license at a class level specific to assignment.Substitution:I. A Bachelors degree or higher degree in accounting, finance, or business administration may be substituted for two years of the required experience.II. A Graduate degree in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for three years of the required experience.An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.Job: *Accounting and FinanceOrganization: *Department of RevenueTitle: Tax Auditor ILocation: Massachusetts-Pittsfield-333 East StreetRequisition ID: 200001IT

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