Tax Examiner (Sales Tax) (Piedmont)


: $54,290.00 - $112,110.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Accounting

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Job Responsibilities

Who We Are
The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) helps move South Carolina forward by collecting 95% of the state's General Fund. Committed to making compliance easy for taxpayers, and valuing excellence, collaboration, and professionalism, we work to be an innovative and trustworthy partner for taxpayers, businesses, and tax professionals. With excellent benefits and opportunities for training and advancement, we are dedicated to developing, retaining, and valuing a competent, productive, and diverse workforce.

Job Purpose
Conduct review of tax returns utilizing multiple computer systems by ensuring compliance with federal and state tax laws, while providing quality service to all customers within thesales tax family. This is done by researching tax issues to keep abreast of the changing federal and state tax laws and by utilizing computer data to ensure compliance.

Job Functions

  • Review retail sales tax returns. Verify the accuracy of returns filed and make necessary adjustments to correct errors. Review penalty waiver requests and duplicate returns filed to determine course of action. Review credit balances on retail accounts and issue refund, when necessary. Analyze and interpret data to determine compliance with SC and/or federal laws. Assist in making decisions and determining the appropriate action for outstanding billing issues, discount discrepancies, and similar issues.
  • Obtain and maintain knowledge of multiple computer systems. Learn the interaction between various systems and the impact for tax areas and/or taxpayers. Assist in interpreting and analyzing system data to perform necessary updates and adjustments to taxpayer accounts.
  • Acquire, apply, and maintain tax law knowledge necessary to perform duties unitizing tax laws, rules, regulations, agency established procedures, and policy documents.
  • Provide customer service to taxpayers, their representatives, and internal customers by telephone, email, correspondence, and personal interviews. Assist in researching and communicating information regarding interpretation and application of various tax laws or account adjustments.
  • The employee in this position is considered to be in a trainee mode in the Tax Examiner series. The employee will regularly receive guidance and input from the immediate supervisor as well as senior Tax Examiners in the day-to-day administration of his/her duties. Minimum and Additional Requirements
  • An associate's degree and experience in business or tax related area; or
  • A bachelor's degree with multiple accounting courses may be substituted for the work experience
  • Academicdegrees must be from an accredited institution of higher learning.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree in a business or related field with finance, accounting and/or business related courses.
  • Working knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices.
  • Basic knowledge of SC tax laws, forms and online computer systems.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills with internal and external customers.
  • Customer service skills in line with SCDOR standards to provide professional and courteous service.
  • Additional Comments
  • Career Development Plan: This position is part of a career development plan with opportunities for advancement.
  • Background Check: SCDOR employees are required to comply with all SCDOR tax requirements and are subject to a National Criminal Background Check to include fingerprinting.
  • EEO: It is the policy of the SCDOR to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation.

  • Associated topics: business finance, consult, financial analyst, financial reporting analyst, government, investment analyst, law, refinement, strategy, valuation analyst * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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