Taxpayer Services Rep 1 - Grade 11

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This title exists in Taxation and Finance, Dept of and has approximately 455 positions.

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Salary Information for Taxpayer Services Rep 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Taxpayer Services Rep 1 11 $46,306 $56,743
Taxpayer Services Rep 2 14 $52,198 $66,634

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Job Duties

As a Taxpayer Services Representative 1, under the supervision of a Taxpayer Services Representative 2, you would work in an environment using the latest technology and automated operations to provide information and assistance to the taxpaying public. You would answer taxpayers’ or tax practitioners’ questions by telephone, by letter, or in person concerning the provisions and requirements of the Tax Law administered by the Department; assist taxpayers in their preparation of Corporation, Income, Miscellaneous, and Sales Tax Returns; and assist taxpayers in their computation of taxes, penalties, and interest due the State. You would assist the public in the completion of all applications for licenses and registration forms and prepare written responses to requests for information. You would research Tax Department computer data files using a variety of software applications and provide explanations for account and refund adjustments, verify payments, and update taxpayer account information. You would explain the collection process; access computer systems in order to provide detailed explanations of assessment(s), account adjustments, payments and refunds; negotiate payment agreements. You might issue taxpayer registrations, handle changes in registrations, and respond to taxpayers’ inquiries regarding assessments, including explaining the reasons for assessments, and follow-up to resolve taxpayers’ problems. You would research Tax Laws and Regulations in the more commonly used reference materials such as tax law publications, attend periodic training sessions to upgrade technical skills, and assist in training seasonal Tax Information Aides. As a Taxpayer Services Representative 1, you would be expected to act in a calm, courteous, and reasonable manner even under very difficult, highly stressful, and at times, confrontational circumstances. When assigned to a call center, you would wear a headset and would answer telephone calls which are automatically and continuously distributed by a complex telephonic system. This system does not allow for breaks between calls; when one caller disconnects, another call is automatically routed to the Taxpayer Services Representative 1. You would be expected to effectively use the telephone system and associated computer software. All calls are subject to monitoring for quality assurance.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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00-489 26-833

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Mobility Options

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