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Individual Tax Compliance Analyst

Date Posted:  Sep 24, 2022
Requisition ID:  375262

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Revenue:
The Indiana Department of Revenue Agency & Business System Support Division. is responsible for providing service and support to Indiana Tax paying customers. This is a fabulous opportunity to join a team named IndyStar Top Workplaces for four straight years - 2019, 2020, 2021, & 2022- where we learn, have fun, and are committed to providing the Best-in-Class Customer Service.


The salary for this position starts at $ 29,250.00 per year.



About the Job:

A Tax Analyst performs a variety of auditing, control, and public assistance duties relative to the payment and collection of various state taxes.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Prepares conducts, and evaluates training courses for individual and sales tax and with procedural issues;
  • Corresponds with taxpayers by telephone, in writing, or in person for providing technical tax information, tax law interpretation, and procedural information to ensure compliance with state and federal laws;
  • Assists taxpayers in person, by phone, or by mail by advising, instructing, and furnishing information concerning taxes collected by the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) (sales, withholding, income, county innkeepers, food and beverage, motor corporations, motor fuel, and special taxes);
  • Audits various Department of Revenue tax returns and contacts taxpayers;
  • Computes and issues refunds or delinquency notices;
  • Compares state and federal tax returns to ensure accuracy of state return;
  • Computes and assesses penalty and interest paid on delinquent taxes;
  • Establishes payment plans for a taxpayer or business;
  • Assists lower-level Tax Analysts regarding policy interpretation and procedures;
  • Assists supervisor with workload distribution and short-term planning;
  • Interprets and applies state and federal tax laws, rules, and regulations in identifying and resolving technical tax problems;
  • Collects data or information necessary for the conduct of a public hearing or trial;
  • Prepares statistical reports regarding production and output and backlogs;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Extensive knowledge of state and federal tax laws, rules, and regulations applying to each of the several types of taxes;
  • Extensive knowledge of the procedures for properly preparing various tax return forms;
  • Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws and legal procedures pertinent to estates and trusts;
  • Ability to interpret and apply tax laws and regulations to individual situations;
  • Broad knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping;
  • Working knowledge of data processing procedures;
  • Working knowledge of computers, both technical and word processing;
  • Ability to discuss and settle tax problems using various legal resources;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to apply and understand ethics and confidentiality laws.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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