As the old saying laments, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” While tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents may not be the most appreciated professionals around, they do play an important role.
Through their work reviewing tax returns, conducting audits, identifying taxes owed, and collecting overdue tax dollars, these workers make sure that the government gets the money it needs to keep going.
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents determine taxes due and collect taxes from individuals and businesses.
At the entry level, many tax examiners perform clerical duties, such as entering tax returns into a computer system.
Trustworthy, attentive to detail, able to handle confidential information, and able to work carefully under deadline. Collectors must also have good interpersonal and communication skills because they work directly with the public in situations that are often sensitive.
Revenue agents work for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and for equivalent agencies at the state and local levels. They handle the complicated income, sales, and excise tax returns of businesses and large corporations.