The Assistant Commissioner of Revenue is the top senior management position within the Alabama Department of Revenue. Unlike the commissioner, the assistant commissioner is a merit system employee whose job classification provides for management continuity and stability for the department irrespective of changes in state administration. Code of Alabama §40-2-44 establishes the office of Assistant Commissioner of Revenue and provides that in the absence of the commissioner, the assistant commissioner will assume the duties of the office of the Commissioner of Revenue.
Mr. Mason previously served as director of the Department's Office of Tax Policy and held that position since the office was established in 1997. He most recently served as deputy commissioner prior to his appointment.
Mason is a certified public accountant and holds a BS degree in accounting from the University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration degree from Troy University. Most recently, he was named the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Wade Anderson Memorial Medal, awarded annually by the Multistate Tax Commission and the Federation of Tax Administrators. In 1999, he received the Outstanding Certified Public Accountant in Government Award by the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.