tax examiner

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Tax examiners review tax returns for accuracy and ensure payment. They ensure each part of the filing was accurately calculated, and if not, they will inform the taxpayer of what must be done next. Tax examiners usually handle smaller returns in contrast with tax auditors, revenue agents, and tax officers which all usually handle more complex returns and cases accused of fraud or evasion.

[Last updated in October of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]