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    With the Internal Revenue Service as its client and 1,500 attorneys on staff, the Office of Chief Counsel is the preeminent employer for tax attorneys in the country. Our attorneys are valued assets and the legal experience provided by Chief Counsel is unlike any other. Chief Counsel attorneys provide top quality legal advice and representation to the IRS in the administration of the nation's tax laws.

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    The Associate Chief Counsel, Income Tax and Accounting (ITA) employs approximately 90 tax professionals who work in our national office in Washington, D.C. These professionals provide legal advice and litigation support on tax matters involving recognition and timing of income and deductions of individuals and corporations, sales and exchanges, capital gains and losses, accounting methods and periods, installment sales, long term contracts, inventories and alternative minimum tax to the IRS, the Office of Chief Counsel, the Dept. of Treasury, and to other government agencies and the public.

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14 grade level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. As a Tax Law Specialist, you will:

    • Make complex technical determinations applying applicable provisions of the tax law to various federal income tax issues.
    • Analyze and prepare responses to requests for complex private letter rulings submitted by taxpayers and their representatives.
    • Prepare briefings and position papers on significant issues. Participate in briefing significant issues to reviewers at all levels of the agency, IRS and Treasury.
    • Analyze Internal Revenue laws and other Federal laws relating to issues under the jurisdiction of the Associate Chief Counsel.
    • Participates in technical issue and position meetings with officials of ACC (ITA), other Counsel Associate and Division offices, LBI, SBSE, WI, TAS, Treasury and representatives of other government agencies as well as taxpayers and their representatives to resolve controversial and difficult Income Tax and Accounting issues.

    Please note this list is not all inclusive, and you will perform other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel May be necessary.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0987 Tax Law Specialist

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511001500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.