Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-6.7% (decline)


What Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents Do

Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.

Other Job Titles Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents May Have

Revenue Agent, Tax Collector, Tax Compliance Officer, Tax Examiner

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Director of International Tax ,

Fossil Group, Inc.

I manage all of the processes involved in the company's international tax compliance and filing. This means a deal with a lot of paperwork in order to prepare, document, and plan all business functions to be compliant. I work with various groups within the company and outside to foster relationships and work to optimize efficiency.

Revenue Program Manager (Retired) ,

Florida Department of Revenue

I always walked around and greeted staff to see how they were doing both personally and as a member of the work team. I would review the calendar for the day to make sure of any meeting, teleconferences, etc., that I would be attending. I would check out the status of assignments, progress, and any issues. Determine if I needed to consult or meet on any problem. I would review any completed draft assignments, develop/update project plans, and work with team members.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Send notices to taxpayers when accounts are delinquent.
  • Confer with taxpayers or their representatives to discuss the issues, laws, and regulations involved in returns, and to resolve problems with returns.
  • Notify taxpayers of any overpayment or underpayment, and either issue a refund or request further payment.
  • Maintain records for each case, including contacts, telephone numbers, and actions taken.
  • Contact taxpayers by mail or telephone to address discrepancies and to request supporting documentation.

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