Tax Law Judge - Grade 31

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This title exists in Tax Appeals, Division of and has approximately 15 positions.

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Salary Information for Tax Law Judge
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Tax Law Judge 31 $127,433 $155,130
Supervising Tax Law Judge 65 $137,457 $173,664

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Job Duties

As a Tax Law Judge, under the general direction of a Supervising Tax Law Judge, you would be responsible for the conduct of quasi-judicial hearings and rendering determinations based on the hearing record. You would conduct these hearings in such a manner as to obtain a complete record of all facts needed to arrive at a fair and proper determination. During this process, you might rule on pre-trial motions and/or submissions involving issues to be reviewed prior to a determination. You would preside at formal hearings to resolve controversies between taxpayers and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance involving taxes administered by that Department. You would review transcripts of testimony and all pertinent documentation relative to a hearing, including complex audit reports with supporting schedules and workpapers, tax returns, and other complex financial/accounting data. You would be responsible for arranging the pre-hearing conferences and would encourage, where appropriate, the parties to confer in an effort to resolve the controversy prior to a ruling. In the course of preparing determinations, you would research New York State Tax Law, the Internal Revenue Code, the tax laws of other states, Treasury and Departmental regulations, tax treaties with other nations, and past Tribunal decisions. You would refer to case law, legislative history, and any other resources related to the formal hearing process.

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