Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.
- Install systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data or provide advice on such systems, based on examination of current financial records.
- Prepare briefs and assist in searching and seizing records to prepare charges and documentation for court cases.
- Request that the state or federal revenue service prepare a return on a taxpayer's behalf in cases where taxes have not been filed.
- Determine appropriate methods of debt settlement, such as offers of compromise, wage garnishment, or seizure and sale of property.
- Secure a taxpayer's agreement to discharge a tax assessment or submit contested determinations to other administrative or judicial conferees for appeals hearings.
- Direct service of legal documents, such as subpoenas, warrants, notices of assessment, and garnishments.
- Examine and analyze tax assets and liabilities to determine resolution of delinquent tax problems.
- Participate in informal appeals hearings on contested cases from other agents.
- Review filed tax returns to determine whether claimed tax credits and deductions are allowed by law.
- Examine accounting systems and records to determine whether accounting methods used were appropriate and in compliance with statutory provisions.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: C.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Support and Relationships in their jobs.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
- Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $51,070 with most people making between $18,980 and $83,790
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 3,910 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 3,780 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 160 replacement openings for approximately 160 total annual openings.
Industry breakdown is not available for this occupation
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