A tax examiner’s job is to go through tax statements and tax-related recrods, ensuring that individuals and companies are paying their dues at all times, and that all requirements for tax management are kept by everyone. A tax examiner typically works closely with tax inspectors and tax collectors, as they’re usually assigned on their cases as assistants who provide extra service. Tax examiners commonly work in teams in order to process their data faster, though it’s not uncommon for them to be handed cases on an individual basis as well.
The job of a tax examiner takes a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to finances in most cases, and it can actually be very difficult to get hired as one, depending on the local job market – it’s become more and more saturated in many areas recently, leading to stiff competition and a general difficulty trying to get a job as a tax examiner. Some good mathematical skills are always of benefit as well, if one wants to be successful at the job.
A tax examiner typically earns less than a tax collector, but not by much – the salary typically ranges between $34,000 – $44,000 a year. The job is known for being more demanding than that of a tax examiner, on the other hand, as it can impose various additional requirements to those who practice it, and needs to be performed under some very stressful conditions in some cases. On the other hand, tax examiners also have relaxed periods of less activity when they can take it easy and work less than tax collectors.