Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents ensure that federal, state, and local governments get their tax money from businesses and citizens. They review tax returns, conduct audits, identify taxes owed, and collect overdue tax payments.
A four-year bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field is generally required to obtain this position.
There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location. Employment change will depend primarily on future changes to federal, state, and local government budgets.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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