Profession tax inspector

tax inspector

Tax inspector determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.

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Personality Type

Tasks tax inspector

  • Collect taxes from individuals or businesses according to prescribed laws and regulations.
  • Maintain knowledge of tax code changes and of accounting procedures and theory to properly evaluate financial information.
  • Prepare reports on the documents, inspections, exhibits, questionings, etc.
  • Confer with taxpayers or their representatives, e.g. to resolve problems with returns or to discuss laws, regulations and other issues regarding returns.
  • Inform the person, company or organization about the results of control.
  • Send notices to taxpayers when accounts are delinquent.
  • Notify taxpayers of any overpayment or underpayment, and issue refunds or request further payment.
  • Conduct independent field audits and investigations of income tax returns to verify information or to amend tax liabilities.
  • Review filed tax returns to determine whether claimed tax credits and deductions are legal.
  • Review selected tax returns to determine the nature and extent of audits to be performed on them.

Related professions tax

  • Legal professional, all other
  • Tax clerk


  • Bookkeeping regulations

    The methods and regulations involved in the process of accurate bookkeeping.

  • Accounting techniques

    The techniques of recording and summarising business and financial transactions and analysing, verifying, and reporting the results.

  • Fraud detection

    The techniques used to identify fraudulous activities.

  • Tax legislation

    Tax legislation applicable to a specific area of specialisation, such as import tax, government tax, etc.

  • Public finance

    The economic influence of the government, and the workings of government revenue and expenditures.

  • Public law

    The part of law which governs relationships between individuals and the government, and the relationships between individuals which concern society directly.


  • Handle financial transactions

    Administer currencies, financial exchange activities, deposits as well as company and voucher payments. Prepare and manage guest accounts and take payments by cash, credit card and debit card.

  • Monitor financial accounts

    Handle financial administration of your department, keep the costs down to only necessary expenses and maximise the revenues of your organisation.

  • Collect tax

    Collect the amounts due to be paid to the government by organisations and individuals, following the regulations and correct calculation, ensuring no one pays more or less than they are obligated to.

  • Calculate tax

    Calculate the taxes which have to be paid by an individual or organisation, or paid back by a governmental institution, compliant with specific legislation.

  • Inspect tax returns

    Inspect the documents which declare liability for taxation which is not automatically withheld from wages and salaries to ensure correct taxes are being paid by the liable individuals and organisations.

  • Inspect taxation documents

    Inspect files and documentation dealing with taxation cases to ensure no faulty or fraudulous activity is present, and to ensure the procedure is compliant with legislation.

Optional knowledge and skills

corporate law audit techniques develop account strategy prepare financial auditing reports inform on fiscal duties research taxation procedures office software cadastral taxation keep task records manage accounts check official documents use microsoft office manage cadastre conduct financial audits disseminate information on tax legislation advise on tax planning handle financial disputes

Source: Sisyphus ODB