Tax Auditor

Audit financial records to determine tax liabilities.
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Quick Stats

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Salary Range
$39,000 – $107,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tax Auditors do?

Audits financial records to determine tax liability: Reviews information gathered from taxpayer, such as material assets, income, surpluses, liabilities, and expenditures to verify net worth or reported financial status and identify potential tax issues. Analyzes issues to determine nature, scope, and direction of investigation required. Develops and evaluates evidence of taxpayer finances to determine tax liability, using knowledge of interest and discount, annuities, valuation of stocks and bonds, sinking funds, and amortization valuation of depletable assets. Prepares written explanation of findings to notify taxpayer of tax liability. Advises taxpayer of appeal rights. May conduct on-site audits at taxpayer’s place of business and be designated Field Auditor. May audit individuals and small businesses through correspondence or by summoning taxpayer to branch office for interview and be designated Office Auditor. May perform legal and accounting work in examination of records, tax returns, and related documents pertaining to tax settlement of decedent’s estates and be designated Tax Analyst. May review most complicated taxpayer accounts and be designated Tax Examiner.

Should I be a Tax Auditor?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Auditor, Information Systems, Auditor, Internal, Auditor, Tax, Office Auditor, Tax Analyst

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