Tax Examiner - Income/Estate Tax Division (Anticipated Vacancy)

Augusta, Maine Full-time

Maine Revenue Services

Tax Examiner

Income/Estate Tax Division

(Anticipated Vacancy)

Code:  0511                         Pay Grade: 18 - $20.51/hourly

Open for Recruitment:  August 8, 2019

Closes:  August 23, 2019

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Maine Revenue Services seeks a qualified individual to fill a Tax Examiner vacancy within the Income/Estate Tax Division. The position is responsible for the administration of the Maine corporate income tax and financial institution franchise tax programs.  Responsibilities include administering the timely and accurate processing of returns, payments, refunds and applying laws, rules and regulations to corporate and franchise tax returns; determining eligibility for tax benefit programs, credits and deductions, including, but not limited to, business expense deductions related to carrying on a trade or business as a licensed establishment under the Maine adult use marijuana law. Work is performed under limited supervision. The successful individual must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution -OR- a four (4) year combination of training, education, and/or experience in business, computer science, banking/finance, accounting and/or tax collection work. The individual must work in the Augusta, Maine office of Maine Revenue Services.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Reviews tax returns, applications, and records for completeness and accuracy.
  • Calculates the amount of income taxes due in order to make assessments.
  • Contacts taxpayers in writing or by telephone for a variety of reasons including to clarify assessments imposed on them.
  • Discusses and explains various tax forms, laws, and policies with taxpayers and their representatives.
  • Interprets and applies federal and state tax codes for corporate and franchise taxes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The successful individual must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution -OR- a four (4) year combination of training, education, and/or experience in business, computer science, banking/finance, accounting and/or tax collection work.

Please note:  All job candidates applying for Maine Revenue Services’ positions will be subject to a tax clearance check.   In order to be selected for a position, all returns must be filed, and tax liabilities must be paid in full.  The results of the tax clearance check will be documented as part of the selection process.

For all candidates not currently employed at Maine Revenue Services: State law requires that applicants seeking initial employment with Maine Revenue Services undergo a fingerprint-based state and criminal history record check.

BENEFITSThe value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  14.47% of salary for BU positions.  The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.  The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1: 100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $461.75 biweekly
  • Level 2: 95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $438.66 biweekly
  • Level 3: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $415.58 biweekly
  • Level 4: 85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $392.49 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.