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Posting Begin Date: 2024/07/10
Posting End Date: 2024/07/18
Category: Accounting and Finance
Sub Category: Audit
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 24.50
Maximum Salary: 25.50
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho

Tax Commission Career Opportunity

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

Minimum salary is $24.50 per hour, rate of pay will depend on qualifications and experience.

The position is in the Boise Office in the Chinden Campus, 11321 West Chinden Blvd, Building 2. 

Are you looking for an employer that will give you work life balance such as working a four 10-hour day schedule? Or have you just graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting and now looking for a great organization that will train and support your career growth? Do you want a career instead of a job?

The Idaho State Tax Commission is recruiting for a Tax Auditor 1 position in the Sales Tax Unit in Boise. Tax Auditors interact with taxpayers and their representatives to verify the accuracy of tax returns and prepare reports of findings, conclusions, or recommendations. The Audit team is our first line of defense in protecting Idaho citizens from very sophisticated fraudsters trying to extract money from taxpayers. We pride ourselves in quality work, professionalism and customer service.


  • Communicate orally and in writing with taxpayers and their representatives to verify the accuracy of tax returns through review of accounting systems, financial statements, work papers, tax and payroll records and other related documents.
  • Research and analyze data for accuracy to ensure compliance with State tax laws and regulations.
  • Prepare audit findings and summaries.
  • Identify legal issues and apply appropriate statute, rules and legal precedents.
  • Business Income Tax
  • Participate in team audits

Minimum Qualifications: 

  •  Good knowledge of accounting principles and practices. (typically gained by having completed 12 credit hours for upper division courses for a bachelor's degree in accounting or having at least 3 years of professional work experience as an accountant or equivalent, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP))

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."

 Follow us on LinkedIn or Facebook to learn more about us! Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 208-334-0478.

 What's In It for You?

  • Affordable 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
  • Permanent, full-time classified employment status after successful completion of an entrance probation
  • Working in an office environment with other talented and highly motivated individuals
  • Beautiful state campus with lots of free parking, walking paths, and centrally located in the valley on Chinden Blvd. in Boise (ISTC Recruiter should remove this bullet point if the position is for a field office)
  • The State of Idaho is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.


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]. (If you have a contact for applicant accommodations at your agency, please replace the contact information).

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