Title:  Tax Analyst IV

Application Deadline Date:  06/25/2024
Req ID:  50182
Department:  Taxes

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.02


Our Compliance Division is seeking a talented individual interested in supporting public programs through the accurate and equitable collection of Vermont taxes to join our Office Audit team! This position will be involved with analyzing taxpayer returns and records for compliance and provide education to taxpayers. The ideal candidate for this audit position will be inquisitive, have strong internal and external communication skills, digitally proficient, and a strong desire to learn new skills and software. 


The Compliance Division works to reduce Vermont tax account delinquencies and underpayments, help taxpayers with tax law compliance, collects taxes, creates payment plans, issues account standings, and resolves a variety of individual and organizational tax issues.  Our division creates, hosts, and circulates tax-related educational materials to help Vermonters understand and comply with their tax obligations; our goal is early intervention. The Compliance Division consists of field and desk auditors, as well as collection and support staff.


Examples of this position's responsibilities include:

  • Analysis and review of the most complicated taxpayer returns for proper preparation, accuracy and compliance with Vermont tax laws and regulations
  • Promptly respond to calls and correspondence from taxpayers and/or their representatives regarding their tax returns or audit assessments, providing answers and explanations that are clear, concise, and easy to understand on complex tax issues.
  • Routinely prepare assessments and other adjustments for additional taxes and may review and approve refund requests. 
  • Properly research and interpret Federal and Vermont tax law, regulations, and policies with the highest degree of difficulty to advise taxpayers of the implications of the laws and regulations to their specific situation or type of business.
  • Perform complex audits with the highest degree of difficulty and routinely examine banking records, invoices, ledgers and other common accounting records and receipts. Routinely prepare assessments and other adjustments for additional taxes and may review and approve refund requests
  • Routinely review and evaluate letters of appeal received from taxpayers, CPA's, attorneys, etc.
  • Attend and provide information at informal or formal hearings on tax delinquency matters when required. May serve as a department witness and testify at informal or formal hearings.
  • May act as a lead examiner, training and assisting other examiners with inquires and questions.
  • May analyze the capabilities of the Department's computer systems, reviews the user requirements, designs new queries, and contributes toward the resolution or correction of processing deficiencies.
  • Routinely prepare and update procedures for the Division including the procedures for the use of the division's three computer systems.


There has never been a better time to bring your values and talents to the collaborative team at the Vermont Department of Taxes. The rewarding work we do supports this brave little state and helps shape its future. We work with proven, dynamic technologies to fund initiatives that preserve the environment, build vibrant communities, strengthen families, and so much more. Discover new opportunities, learn new skills, and solve problems with our dedicated and supportive team.


Background Checks

Vermont Department of Taxes (VDT) Background Checks: This position will primarily support the Department of Taxes. Candidates must agree to be fingerprinted and pass a background check to be eligible for this position, which will involve access to sensitive federal tax information.


The Tax Department permits eligible employees to request voluntary participation in the State of Vermont telework program. Telework eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis and is consistent with state and Department policies.

Who May Apply

This position, Tax Analyst IV (Job Requisition #50182), is open to all State employees and external applicants.


Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 


Level III: 50174

Level IV: 50182

Level V: 50183

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Alysha.Lefevre@vermont.gov.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a standard office setting. Workload pressure may vary over time. Incumbents must be able to concentrate on details and perform accurate work in the face of frequent interruptions. Human relations skills may be needed to deal with the general public. Stressful situations and strong differences of opinion with taxpayers or their representatives may occur. Some travel for work may be required. Pressure from work deadlines is predictable.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) AND two (2) years or more of professional level experience in tax examination, accounting, auditing or business administration.




Bachelor's degree or higher AND one (1) year or more of professional level experience in tax examination, accounting, auditing or business administration.




Associate's degree with courses in accounting, finance, business administration, taxation AND three (3) years or more of professional level experience in tax examination, accounting, auditing or business administration.




Two (2) year or more of experience as a Tax Examiner III.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier