Oversees state tax collection.
As head of the N.C. Department of Revenue, the governor-appointed secretary supervises the administration and enforcement of state tax laws.
It is one of 10 Cabinet-level positions appointed by the governor to head state agencies.
The department was created by the state legislature in 1921 under the administration of Gov. Cameron Morrison.
Two women have been heads: Janice Faulkner and Betsy Justus, who served as Revenue secretaries in the 1990s. The department has also had two black heads: Reginald Hinton, who served from 2007 to 2008, and current secretary Kenneth Lay, who was appointed in 2009.
The department is outlined in general statutes under Article 4 of G.S. 143B.