Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Collect taxes from individuals or businesses according to prescribed laws and regulations. Maintain knowledge of tax code changes, and of accounting procedures and theory to properly evaluate financial information. Maintain records for each case, including contacts, telephone numbers, and actions taken. Contact taxpayers by mail or telephone to address discrepancies and to request supporting documentation. Send notices to taxpayers when accounts are delinquent. Check tax forms to verify that names and taxpayer identification numbers are correct, that computations have been performed correctly, or that amounts match those on supporting documentation. Answer questions from taxpayers and assist them in completing tax forms. Impose payment deadlines on delinquent taxpayers and monitor payments to ensure that deadlines are met. Notify taxpayers of any overpayment or underpayment, and either issue a refund or request further payment.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
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Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $16.60   Entry $34,523.00
Mean $27.16   Mean $56,487.00
Experience $32.44 Experience $67,479.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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13-2081.00 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents