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State of Massachusetts Tax Examiner IV in Chelsea, Massachusetts

_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.


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.

_Duty Statement_

Incumbent performs tobacco product inspections at assigned retail locations ensuring compliance with all tobacco related requirements. Incumbent examines the returns and records of individuals, corporations, and other business establishments to determine tax filing and liability status; initiates and monitors enforcement procedures against those found not to be in compliance; inspects returns for proper amounts; initiates assessment procedures when necessary; prepares CIB and Audit referrals; assists taxpayers with appropriate paperwork in order to adjust accounts accordingly including related paperwork as required. Incumbent will lead or participate in other specialized field enforcement projects as required to increase compliance. The primary purpose of the work is to ensure compliance with and enforcement of the applicable tax laws, rules and regulations of the Commonwealth.

/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) four years of full-time or equivalent part-time, professional experience in accounting, auditing or tax examining work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Graduates degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

NOTE: Educational substitutions will be permitted for a maximum of three years of the required experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operators License may be required.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Accounting and Finance

Organization: *Department of Revenue

Title: Tax Examiner IV

Location: Massachusetts-Chelsea-200 Arlington Street

Requisition ID: 200005IT