State of Washington Classified Job Specification
TAX INFORMATION SPECIALIST 3
Responds to inquiries and provides information to department staff and taxpayers via correspondence; the Internet, and telephone;
Works with audit and compliance supervisors to discover tax reporting problems;
Prepares manuals for selected industries illustrating the application of tax law to specific situations, giving examples of tax liability;
Assists in the preparation of in-house training manuals, conducts training classes for department staff;
Drafts new and revised WAC's and excise tax bulletins;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: analyze complex and factually unique tax questions; write reports and articles clearly and concisely; speak effectively in public; explain basis for tax application to business and industry trade groups and associations or individual taxpayers; travel regularly within the state.
Two years of experience as a Tax Information Specialist 1.
One year as a Tax Information Specialist 2
A Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, accounting, public finance or closely allied field
two years of professional experience in tax administration, tax auditing or tax collection.
Additional qualifying experience may substitute, year for year, for education.
Class Specification History
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted November 9, 2001.
Revise class. Revises class code, title (formerly 15123 Tax Information Specialist 2), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.