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Salary: $5,076.00 - $6,670.00
Posted: 03/10/2014

Job Description:
**IMPORTANT NOTICE** As required by the department's rules of conduct, all employees of the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) must be in compliance with the California revenue and taxation code. During the background investigation portion of the hiring process, FTB will review return information to verify California state income tax compliance. Any failure to comply with the California revenue and taxation code may prevent you from being hired at FTB. You must verify your filing status by calling 1-800-852-5711 to resolve any potential tax compliance issues, prior to submitting your application and seeking employment with FTB. All applicants not currently employed with the Franchise Tax Board will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. The investigation will consist of completion of a pre-employment questionnaire, fingerprinting, and an inquiry to the Department of Justice to disclose criminal records. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with hearing or speech impairments, call TTY/TDD (800) 735-2929.

The Pass Through Entity (PTE) Bureau is looking for highly motivated individuals to join our team to conduct field audits of partnerships, LLC's and related tax returns while working closely with experienced individuals in the PTE program. This will include the identification and examination of very large, complex, sensitive partnerships, LLC's, corporations and other related entities, along with potential abusive tax shelter transactions of taxpayers located throughout the U.S. The auditor will be expected to independently examine the taxpayer's books and records, conduct research and analysis of California and Federal laws, regulations, court cases, and rulings to ensure taxpayers are complying with these authorities. The job also requires excellent oral and written communication skills in order to discuss relevant issues with taxpayers, their representative, and PTE management and to complete necessary case correspondence and reports.Positions exist in Chicago and New York.


  • Knowledge in or willingness to learn the following tax laws: Partnership, LLC, estate and trusts, apportioning corporations and personal income tax as it relates to pass through entities.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to trace transactions and tax effect through multiple tiers and entities.
  • Ability to travel to the location of the taxpayers records.
  • Work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Conduct and lead very large, complex and sensitive audits having major financial impact.
  • Coordinate PTE audits with National Business Audit (NBA) and develop program issues, policies and practices.
  • Knowledge of FTB practices, policies and procedures in order to maintain consistency in the applicaton of Federal and State tax laws for business entities and individuals.
  • Ability to research and analyze sensitive and complex issues to identify areas of noncompliance.
  • Knowledge of California and Federal tax laws, regulations, courts decisions and rulings to ensure proper resolution of issues.
  • Ability to communicate sensitive and complex issues orally and in writing.
  • Self motivated, independent and enthusiatic.
  • Ability to travel to the location of the taxpayer's records and work both independently and in a team environment.

Current state employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former state employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. A training and development assignment (T & D) may also be considered. All appointments are subject to SROA/Surplus hiring provisions. Surplus candidates must submit an application packet as outlined in this bulletin with a copy of their surplus status letter in order to be considered.

Interested applicants must submit ALL of the following documents:

*A completed application includes the position title, position number and contact person’s name in the job title line, and must be signed. Candidates who do not submit all of the required documents (incomplete application packages) will be eliminated from the selection process. All submitted information will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. FTB EMPLOYEES MUST HAND DELIVER OR ROUTE TO: Kathy Miya at M/S L-17. Candidates not currently employed by the Franchise Tax Board must send their application package to the address shown below. Multiple positions may exist for this vacancy.

RPA #1314-3648

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Pass Through Entity Program Specialist I 564 - 371 - 4364 - 001
Location County
Pass Through Entity - Partnership Not In CA
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Exam Unit
P. O. Box 550
Sacramento, CA 95812-0550
Kathy Miya
(213) 897-5254

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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