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Revenue Tax Specialist

Date Posted:  Nov 23, 2022
Requisition ID:  405902

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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and perform a role's essential functions.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.



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 traditionally starts at $53,222.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


About the Job:

As the Revenue Tax Specialist, you will be responsible for performing technical investigative work for the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR). In this position, your work will involve the examination, review, assessment, and collection of various State taxes.  You will apply laws, rules, and regulations to the most difficult and complex tax compliance determinations. You will determine the eligibility for tax benefit programs, credits, and deductions, reviewing and evaluating the accuracy of assessments/adjustments made by other staff. You may serve as a team leader or subject matter expert in the complex areas of taxation, approving payment plans, assisting with training, and guiding new and/or less senior tax examiners. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

Provide technical and procedural assistance to taxpayers, taxpayer representatives, other divisions within the agency, and other state agencies. 
Conduct extensive research to resolve complex issues related to payments and/or returns for taxpayers, including research in DORs software and database application or unpaid/unfiled tax liabilities. 
Create billings/liabilities in DORs software and database application according to court orders. abates penalties and interest accordingly. 
Collect evidence in Investigations cases, including preparation of documents to establish continuity of custody for items of evidence to ensure that judicial requirements are met. 
Complete disclosure requests for confidential taxpayer information by performing a thorough review of the request and analyzing the Department’s records 
Research taxpayer entities that have not filed returns but have a legal obligation to file. 
Develop cases to determine the accuracy and validity of submitted financial statements, tax returns, and other applicable documentation. 
Perform and complete audit tests on financial documents and analyzes results. 
Maintain and track all assessments and collections efforts to provide up-to-date data on ongoing and completed projects. 
Perform routine systematic and documented reviews of available data to identify inconsistencies and abnormal trends to address potential discrepancies. 
These additional duties may be performed depending on the job assignment: 

Audit Desk: Perform investigations and/or audits to determine and maintain compliance, enhance collections, and increase enforcement efforts.  Investigate and/or audit cases involving non-filers or under-reporting of taxes, special refunds, etc.  Design and perform necessary audit procedures, analyze, and interpret audit test results. 
Investigations & Internal Affairs: Serve as the primary case agent for assigned cases, with responsibility for all elements of the investigation from initial report up to administrative action.     
The job profile 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 with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:  

  • Eight (8) years of experience in accounting, tax collection, finance, or customer service. 
  • Extensive knowledge of state and federal tax laws, rules, and regulations applying to each of the several types of taxes. 
  • Specialized knowledge of computer systems and tracking systems, especially DOR software and database application. 
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting and auditing techniques used by businesses and industries. 
  • Ability to apply and understand ethics and confidentiality laws. 
  • Ability to discuss and settle technical tax matters tactfully and responsively with taxpayers and tax practitioners using customer service skills for problem resolution. 
  • Ability to understand various taxpayer accounting and auditing systems. 
  • Ability to research tax laws and apply precedents to the matter under investigation. 
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and correlate very technical material. 
  • Ability to testify clearly and succinctly in court trials and hearings. 

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) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers a premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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