Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent Salary

A Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent earns an average salary of $44,215 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Auditing, Accounting, and Tax Compliance. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$28,325 - $83,220
(Median)
$28K
$44K
$83K
MEDIAN: $44,214
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$11.84 - $27.06
(Median)
$12
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$28,325 - $83,220  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,758  
Total Pay (?
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$27,826 - $79,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 272
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $27.06  
   
Overtime
$17.31 - $48.48  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,758  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,826 - $79,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Job Description for Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent

Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents are responsible for examining and analyzing tax and revenue documents on behalf of their organization, as well as processing and filling out financial forms and tax documents for clients. These agents must be organized and pay close attention to detail to identify financial errors in tax returns and financial applications while increasing profitability by taking advantage of tax deductions, tax credits, and other allowances. They often specialize in multiple account methods and use spreadsheet software to organize them; other important responsibilities include performing tax collection investigations, collecting evidence and documentation to make cases, communicating with other financial institutions to coordinate collection efforts, and assisting other agents in reaching all organizational goals within given time-frames.

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Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent Tasks

  • Advise taxpayers regarding over­ or under­payment of taxes.
  • Ensure that all appropriate taxes are being paid and illegal deductions are not being taken.
  • Collect overdue tax payments and issue refunds accordingly.
  • Review both personal and corporate local, state, and federal tax returns for completeness and accuracy.
  • Conduct field and office audits of both businesses and individuals.

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What is it like working as a Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent?

Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent in Athens:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: Hours are good and the ability to take time off when needed.
Cons: Dealing with public.

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Experience Affects Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent Salaries

up arrow 36%

Accounting
up arrow 28%


National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%
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