Tax Auditor IV

Recruitment #060324-MABS05-250600

Summary Statement

This position will report to a tax audit manager within the Division of Revenue (DOR) enforcement section. The position will develop detailed, complex, multi-state plans and audits for all entity types administered by DOR and engaged in the Marijuana industry. This includes ensuring compliance with State and Federal law, drafting technical question responses, and Notices of Assessment, prioritizing marijuana field audits for the retail marijuana tax and related business and income taxes, and advising DOR on key tax matters. Travel to training or audits sites may be required.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, employees can complete job duties of a similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Audits tax filings, financial records, and supporting documentation to determine tax liability, and ensure the accurate collection of taxes in compliance with tax laws, rules, and regulations.

  • Researches tax records and conducts interviews which may include field investigations, to obtain and clarify information.

  • Identifies errors, issues, and non-compliance and makes recommendations for corrective action based on audit findings such as refunds, penalties, or late payments.   

  • Provides technical guidance and consultation to ensure state tax laws are applied uniformly, deter tax evasion, promote voluntary compliance and educate taxpayers.

  • Explains audit findings which may include tax assessments, delinquencies, penalties and interest due; works with taxpayers and their representatives to take action to bring the account into compliance.

  • Completes continuing education to remain current on auditing standards, methods, techniques, and best practices.

  • Uses commercial and proprietary automated information systems and computer software to research, review, analyze, document and report on financial information.  

  • Prepares and submits audit summaries and reports that clearly and accurately document findings and supporting facts and recommend agency action. 

  • Participates in meetings, conference calls, or on-site visits.

  • Delivers excellent customer service to internal and external customers and the public in person, electronically, or by written communication.  

  • Communicates and interacts effectively with people across cultures, ranges of ability, genders, ethnicities, ages, and races.

  • May prepare legal documents to enter judgment against delinquent taxpayers, secure legal authority from the court to garnish wages and arrange payment installment schedules.

Job Requirements

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
  1. Three years’ experience in tax auditing to ensure compliance with tax laws, rules and regulations which may include but is not limited to auditing tax and financial documents to determine correct tax liability.
  2. Two years' experience in analyzing tax discrepancies or related problems, developing alternatives, recommending and advising on solutions. 
  3. Three years’ experience in preparing audit summaries and reports that clearly and accurately document findings, supporting facts and recommendations.    
  4. One year of experience in providing technical guidance and consultation on complex tax matters to taxpayers or their representatives in a specialized tax area such as corporate, business, or personal income taxes, excise taxes such as motor fuel, motor carrier, tobacco, alcohol, or gambling taxes, or bank franchise taxes. 

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

Applicant must complete satisfactory criminal background check, reference checks, confirmation of compliance with federal and state tax laws, and any other required condition of employment.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.