STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B24

Class No. 1066

TAX ANALYST II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) tax research and analysis work.  Work involves researching, evaluating findings, and responding to taxability inquiries; and interpreting tax laws, rules, and regulations. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Drafts proposed rules and rule amendments to reflect changes in legislation, hearings decisions, court cases, or agency policies.

Interprets state tax laws, rules, and regulations for taxpayers, tax professionals, state officials, and agency personnel.

Researches taxability inquiries, provides tax-related guidance by telephone or general information letters, and drafts responses to private letter ruling requests.

Analyzes proposed tax legislation and determines the effect on the agency and industry.

Provides legislative analyses of assigned legislation and prepares information required for administrative cost estimates.

Attends meetings with taxpayers, tax professionals, and industry representatives.

May develop, amend, and complete legislative summaries, notices, brochures, bulletins, letters, and other materials for publication.

May assist in presenting seminars to industry groups and agency personnel.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in researching, analyzing, and interpreting tax laws, rules, or regulations.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, business or public administration, or a related field is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of office practices and procedures; of and principles and processes for providing customer service.

Skill in identifying, resolving, and preventing problems by using strong analytical techniques and innovative approaches; and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to analyze and interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; to maintain confidentiality and protect the privacy of state employees, taxpayers, and other members of the public; to communicate effectively; and to train others.


State Auditor’s Office

Added 9-1-15