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Job Type

Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

California not only needs you; it wants you as part of the growing workforce. The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) makes life better for Californians by fairly and efficiently collecting the revenue that supports our essential public services, with CDTFA administered programs accounting for over 25 percent of all state revenue. New employees, new ideas, and new creative perspectives are needed in all areas at CDTFA. CDTFA offers employees reliable income, stable benefits, work-life balance, paid holidays, advancement opportunities, and the personal fulfillment of knowing that your work is personally impacting the lives of others.

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Job Description And Duties

This position is designated as “remote-centered” per CDTFA’s Telework Policy and Guidelines; however, changes to the telework program are at the department’s discretion.

Working for the California state government allows an opportunity to be of service to your fellow Californians. Working with the California Department of Tax & Fee Administration (CDTFA) means doing that PLUS helping businesses and feepayers across our state in ways you may not have imagined. You will be fully trained in how to audit while receiving all the tools you need to perform your job well. You also be given the opportunity of lifelong career advancement along the way. At the CDTFA, we believe in lifting each other up and supporting our team members to be their very best. We offer mentoring and training to all team members with the hopes you find your path to excellence.


The Tax Auditor position is an entry-level position in a series that provides many opportunities for advancement. This position is under the supervision of the Supervising Tax Auditor II and performs the least to moderately difficult field audits or examinations of feepayer’s accounts and records.


The CDTFA promotes and supports telework and this position will also require travel up to 50% of the time. Travel may occur both in and out of state as we have taxpayers and feepayers throughout the U.S. 


The incumbent in this position will learn the application of tax laws as they will be responsible for:

  • Analyzing business records and fee payer claims for refunds.
  • Corresponding with taxpayers, attorneys, and accountants.
Please review the exam bulletin to make sure you are qualified before applying: Tax Auditor