A Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent earns an average salary of $48,643 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Auditing and Accounting. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$29,552 - $84,260
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$49K
$84K
MEDIAN: $48,642
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$12.62 - $24.63
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$29,552 - $84,260  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$950  
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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$28,848 - $81,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.62 - $24.63  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $64.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$950  
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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$28,848 - $81,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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

  • 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.
  • Collect overdue tax payments and issue refunds accordingly.
  • Advise taxpayers regarding over­ or under­payment of taxes.
  • Ensure that all appropriate taxes are being paid and illegal deductions are not being taken.

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Pay by Experience Level for Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent in West Palm Beach:
"College not a plus for this job."
College is not necessary. The job mostly consists of bill collection activities.

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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Key Stats for Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

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

up arrow 31%

Accounting
up arrow 20%


National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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