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APPEALS TAX SPECIALIST

Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/07
Posting End Date: 2024/06/21
Category: Accounting and Finance
Sub Category: Tax Administration
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 34.25
Maximum Salary: 34.25
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity


The Idaho State Tax Commission Appeals Unit is seeking applicants with knowledge in Income Tax to fill an immediate opening.

Minimum salary $34.25 per hour, rate of pay will depend on qualifications and experience. 


Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

Summary:
To provide the timely resolutions of administrative appeals in compliance with the statutory and regulatory provisions governing Idaho state tax administration; and/or research, analyze and interpret existing and proposed tax rules; coordinate and engage in negotiated rulemaking and promulgation of agency administrative rules; provide technical assistance; perform related work.

What's In It for You? 

  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, vision, and dental insurance PERSI defined benefit retirement plan
  • Paid sick and vacation leaves start accruing your first day
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Paid Parental Leave covering the birth or adoption of a child for up to 8 weeks
  • Employee assistance program
  • A healthy work-life balance with flexible schedules
  • A business casual dress code
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Working in an office environment with other talented and highly motivated individuals

Why Join Us?

OUR VISION:Great people. Helping you. Serving Idaho.

OUR MISSION:Benefit Idaho through courteous customer service, education, and fair tax administration.

OUR VALUES:Fairness, Accountability, Integrity, Respect

What Do Our Employees Say About Us?

"I love the work-life balance at the Tax Commission because our managers and supervisors are awesome with flexibility."

"We work a flexible schedule, Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week. So this schedule has allowed me to do other things in my life."

"My favorite part about working for the Tax Commission are the people I get to work with. It's become a family, and I've made lots of lifelong friends."

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Responsibilities:
Tax appeals. Typical responsibilities: 

  • researches and interprets Idaho state statutes, case law and rules; 
  • analyze information to resolve administrative appeals in the most efficient and equitable manner taking into consideration the facts of the case, applicable laws, rules and case law, and potential costs and benefits of litigation; 
  • reviews and analyzes administrative appeals; obtain oral and written testimony regarding protested issues and interpretation and application of statutory and case law; 
  • informs taxpayers of their appeal rights; conducts informal or formal hearings with taxpayers and their representatives; drafts decisions; 
  • consults with agency leadership on potential settlement agreements; 
  • may prepare and present agency's position on appeal cases before the State Board of Tax Appeals; 
  • testifies as an expert witness in public hearings and court. 

Tax policy. Typical responsibilities:

  • researches, drafts and recommends changes to tax laws, rules, procedural statements and directives to clarify and implement statewide tax policy; 
  • analyzes and interprets existing and proposed tax laws, rules, and case law and makes recommendations; 
  • chairs or participates in the development and recommendation of administrative rules, forms and instructions; 
  • researches and compiles data and prepares statistical reports to determine administrative and fiscal impact to taxpayers and state revenue; 
  • participates and presents rules before the legislature; 
  • serves as a tax expert for legislative committees; communicates adopted policy and rule changes and participates in the implementation with agency staff; 
  • provides technical assistance and responds to tax inquiries from elected officials, tax professionals, attorneys and the public; develops and presents training on tax laws and rules for tax practitioners, attorneys, accountants and agency staff; 
  • contributes in the design, review, and update of tax forms and information pamphlets; 
  • presents educational outreach activities to enhance transparency; makes public presentations before taxpayer, business and special-interest groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
* Minimum Qualifications: 

Experience demonstrating considerable knowledge of one or more of the following federal and state tax laws and rules in one of the following tax specialty areas: Income; Sales; Fuels; Product Taxes; or Property. 

Typically met by holding a bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration with a minimum of 20 semester hours (or quarter equivalent) of accounting AND having at least 2 years of experience at an Auditor 2 level with the Idaho State Tax Commission or equivalent level with the Internal Revenue Service or another state tax agency/revenue department. OR Holding an associates degree in Accounting AND having at least 4 years of experience applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

AND

Having at least 2 years of experience in a professional work setting preparing written reports on tax law interpretation.

Benefits:

The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html.*

EEO/ADA/Veteran:

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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