Tax collection officer description and job profile

The job of a tax collector can be one of the most harrowing and demanding jobs. His job is to ensure that taxes are paid on time. In this regard, tax collectors may have to personally single out tax defaulters and make sure that they pay. They also investigate sources of suspicious wealth in order to claim lawful tax. They may also have to help citizens pay their taxes in time by helping them find the right forms and fill them.

Tax collection officer duties and responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of a tax collection officer are:

  • Ensure that citizens pay tax
  • Check whether citizens are defaulting or hiding wealth
  • Make an inventory of tax collected
  • Check out suspicious individuals who are likely to default payment or file manipulated returns and ensure that the exact amount is paid
  • Interacting with tax payers and explaining different aspects of taxes if they have doubts
  • Refers case of default and fraud to district attorney for legal action against defaulter
  • Take care about tax refunds based on the filings
  • Prepare reports about collections

Tax collection officer skills and specifications

The skills and specifications of a tax collection officer are:

  • A thorough and sound knowledge about all aspects of United States tax laws and regulations
  • A thorough knowledge about different types of tax forms and prerequisites for different filings
  • Ability to take up investigations and unearth facts about defaulters
  • Must have a strong will and strength of character to ensure that the lawful money reaches the government
  • Exceptional communication and negotiation ability
  • Excellent analytical and observation skills
  • Strong commuter skills

Tax collection officer education and qualification

The education and qualification required for a tax collection officer are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, administration or tax accounting
  • Master’s degree is desirable for brighter future prospects

Tax collection officer salary

Salary of tax collection officer varies from state to state. The media salary is $82,000 per annum.