Tax Compliance Agent I

State of Utah

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Job Description


Job Description
If you would like an opportunity to increase your knowledge of Utah tax law and collections, serve the public and work in a fast paced setting with a team of talented and dedicated individuals, this job is for you. The Utah State Tax Commission’s Taxpayer Services Division is looking for a skilled and motivated individual to fill its Tax Compliance Agent I position. This person will play an integral role in Division’s mission to answer taxpayer inquires. You must be current on your state and federal tax filings and pass a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for remote work. This job may be filled at any of the advertised levels.

Principal Duties
The Tax Compliance Agent I will need to:

Work under pressure and meet deadlines
Provide general information
Explain and apply policies and procedures to taxpayers legal processes
Review and process garnishments
The Ideal Candidate
The model candidate for this position is someone who:Has exceptional customer service skills.
Has the ability to work in an adverse environment dealing with upset people over the phone.
Can answer taxpayer inquiries with respect to legal processes.

Job Series
This job may be filled at any of the advertised levels.
Collection Agent
Salary Range $15.18-$24.06

Compliance Agent I
Salary Range $17.86-$28.33

Non-state employees are hired for this position only at entry level (Collection Agent), $16.03 an hour.

Preference may also be given to those who speak Spanish.

Why You Should Join Our Team
Tax Compliance Agents work in a professional environment and have many opportunities to educate the public and tax professionals, on related aspects of Utah tax law. In this position, you would enjoy the generous benefits package offered by the State of Utah. We have an extremely competitive total compensation package that you can learn about HERE! New employees are brought in as a Collection Agent with opportunities to advance to a Tax Compliance Agent I with on-the-job experience and the passing of knowledge tests. Salary depends on the job level offered within the series.

The Agency
For more information about the Utah State Tax Commission please click here.

Example of Duties


Ensures customer compliance with applicable federal and state laws.
Agent will comply with agency rules, standards and guidelines.
Enters data into a computer system and retrieves, or corrects previously entered data.
Reviews, processes, and verifies accounts and account balances.
Reviews documents to find discrepancies and makes needed adjustments.

Typical Qualifications
(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

flexibility to cross train and work in other areas as needed
focus on attention to detail
find, gather and collect information or data
use automated software applications
use case management software systems
maintain confidentiality
document information in either written or electronic form
maintain files
document work done in a clear and concise manner
read and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures
review and/or edit documents for accuracy and completeness
understand and comply with agency objectives, organization, structure and mission

Supplemental Information
Working Conditions

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Physical RequirementsTypically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
Other RequirementsPersonal tax filings and vehicle registration must be current and complete.
A conditional offer of employment will be made pending a satisfactory completion of a FBI level background investigation.
For transfers or promotions, DHRM Rules apply