Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents

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What do they do?

Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.

Also known as:

City Collector, City Tax Auditor, Collections Specialist, Income Tax Auditor, Income Tax Investigator, Internal Revenue Agent, Revenue Agent, Revenue Collector, Revenue Enforcement Agent, Revenue Enforcement Collection Agent, Revenue Officer, Revenue Specialist, Tax Collection Coordinator, Tax Collector, Tax Compliance Officer, Tax Compliance Representative, Tax Examiner, Tax Examining Technician, Tax Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2.8%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #10 in job growth rate
  • 130

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #13 in net job growth

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Award of less than 1 academic year, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (3.9%)
  • Master's degree (12.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (35.3%)
  • Associate's degree (9.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (21.6%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (15.6%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.9%)

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Colleges that Prepare

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Collect payments for goods or services.
  • Update knowledge of legal or regulatory environments.
  • Document information related to legal proceedings.
  • Correspond with customers to answer questions or resolve complaints.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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