TAX SPECIALIST

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Accounting



Summary

WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF-EMPLOYED DIVISION? The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses and upwards of 33 million self-employed and supplemental income taxpayers.

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Responsibilities

WHAT DOES A TAX COMPLIANCE OFFICER DO? As a Tax Compliance Officer you are responsible for planning, scheduling, and conducting independent Correspondence Examinations and related investigations of individual and/or business taxpayers. During these examinations that Tax Compliance Officer determines and advises on Federal tax liability as well as conducts an analysis of the taxpayer's financial condition and related operations. These examinations may include individual non-business with wages and investment income, sole proprietors, individuals with business and other supplemental income. In this position, you will also provide tax law and tax-related accounting educational assistance to both internal and external customers.

As a Tax Compliance Officer you will:

Plan and conduct examinations and related investigations of a variety of individual and/or business taxpayers.Review examinations and related investigations of a variety of individual and business taxpayers involving complex tax issues and accounting records.Advise taxpayers of their rights as defined in the examination and appeal guidelines, the actual examination procedures, and an explanation of current tax and reporting responsibilities and the importance and benefit of meeting future responsibilities.Research taxpayer accounts and determine whether penalty and interest determinations are in compliance with statutory provisions, procedural and policy requirements.Maintain a comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in performing complex interest calculations using a variety of computational software.Recognize indicators of fraudulent activity and develops appropriate referrals.Train and provide guidance to taxpayers, practitioners, and volunteers on technical tax law and accounting policies, practices, and principles as it relates to pertinent tax law modifications through seminars, speeches, or workshops.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

Travel Required

25% or less - 1 to 5 nights per month

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

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    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    Refer to Other Information Click 'Print Preview' to review the entire announcement before applying Must be a U.S. Citizen or National IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments

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    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    GS-11 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience using substantive knowledge of business practices, basic accounting principles, and Federal tax laws and regulations; and that required the ability to audit tax records, analyze systems and bookkeeping, use fact-finding techniques, and develop interpersonal skills. Examples of qualifying experience include: Auditing various types of tax returns to determine tax liability of individual tax payers, businesses, or corporations; Interpreting and applying pertinent parts of the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations and procedures; Making determinations on liability for Federal taxes; Program evaluation, internal audit or administrative management of the assessment and collection of Federal taxes; Investigating alleged criminal violations of Federal tax statutes and making recommendations for criminal prosecution and assertion of civil penalties; or collecting delinquent Federal taxes, including canvassing for unreported taxes due, and securing delinquent returns; OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in accounting, auditing, taxation, business administration, law or other related fields; One year of graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. OR LL.M., if related.

    In addition, applicants must demonstrate their knowledge of Intermediate Accounting. Candidates demonstrate this knowledge either through successful completion 6 semester hours/9 quarter hours in intermediate accounting for a total of 12 semester hours/18 quarter hours of accounting. The course work should represent 6 semester hours/9 quarter hours of accounting courses for which elementary accounting serves as a prerequisite; OR successfully passing an IRS administered accounting assessment. 

    -The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
    -To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:
    You must have been at the GS-09 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

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