|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Cory Fong, Tax Commissioner, 701-328-2770|
|Tuesday, August 22, 2006|
TAX COMMISSIONER CORY FONG ANNOUNCES NEW COMPLIANCE DIRECTOR
BISMARCK, N.D. – Tax Commissioner Cory Fong announced today that Myles Vosberg has accepted the position of Compliance Director for the Office of State Tax Commissioner. Vosberg, who succeeds Gary Anderson who retired June 30, 2006, assumes the position effective immediately.
“After an extensive search, Myles was selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants for his expertise in the area of compliance,” said Commissioner Fong. “Myles brings a wealth of skill and experience in tax administration to this new position, which will be particularly beneficial in our conversion to the new integrated tax system.”
Vosberg, a native of Wyndmere North Dakota and a graduate of the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, has a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota and has been employed by the Tax Department for 21 years. Vosberg began his career in tax administration as an auditor in the Oil & Gas Tax section of the Office of State Tax Commissioner. Most recently, Myles served as the Supervisor for the Sales and Withholding Taxes section.
Vosberg was involved in the department’s workflow analysis and process that restructured the department in 2003. In addition, he was involved in the development of a Sales Tax WebFile program, and converting to the new integrated tax system. His career also includes involvement with the Streamlined Sales Tax Project, a national initiative consisting of state and local governments working with business to develop a simplified sales tax collection process for retailers throughout the nation.
“I look forward to the challenges of the director position and I want to thank Commissioner Fong for this opportunity,” said Vosberg. “We are very fortunate to have an experienced and talented staff here at the Tax Commissioner’s Office ready to carry out our mission.”
As the new Director of Compliance, Vosberg will be responsible for ensuring the fair and effective administration of the tax laws of North Dakota, maintaining the Department’s goals and mission statement, and promoting efficiencies. Vosberg’s new duties also include developing and implementing a new division structure, managing division budget appropriations, as well as developing and implementing policies, procedures, and legislation.
Fong said, "I look forward to working with Myles to promote efficiency, continuing to enhance customer service, and making certain that communication from the Tax Department is clear, concise, and understandable.”
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