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    **Amended to add travel 75% and additional PD's**

    WHAT IS THE TAX EXEMPT AND GOVERNMENT ENTITIES DIVISION? Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division serves Employee Plans which examines the returns of qualified pension benefit plans compliance. Exempt Organizations ensures not-for-profit organizations meet tax-exempt status requirements.  And, Government Entities ensures organizations meet their tax withholding and employment tax payment requirements.

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    Responsibilities

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    As an Internal Revenue Agent you will:

    Employee Plans

    • Analyze applications and issues determination letters on difficult pension, profit-sharing and stock bonus plans under applicable Internal Revenue Code provisions
    • Audit returns filed in connection with the above plans. Reviews operating mechanics
    • Examine accounting practices and bookkeeping systems of pension and profit sharing plans and related operations of the trust
    • Examine and interpret the provisions of plans and documents accompanying applications. Analyzes information in exhibits and applies technical tests to determine if applicable statutory and other requirements are met
    • Analyze amendments to existing plans and examines curtailments and terminations of a plan to determine if their qualification or exempt status is adversely affected
    • Intensive knowledge of the pension and profit-sharing area of tax law, precedents, rulings and court decisions in order to substantiate deductions for contributions made under deferred compensation plans and to examine the bookkeeping of the plans and related operations of the trust
    • Provide accurate technical expertise to serve internal and external customers with professional and helpful service
    • Discuss case issues with plan or organization representatives to arrive at the proper determination of facts and application of pertinent provisions of the law
    • Confer with customers to determine whether the plan or organization satisfies all the requirements for qualification or exemption
    • Contact third parties to obtain or verify information. Initiate action to establish, increase or decrease tax liability
    • Knowledge of writing clear, concise, and comprehensive reports of examination
    • May serve as acting group manager, On-the-Job Instructor (OJI) or mentor. Perform other duties as assigned

    Exempt Organizations:

    • Review applications for exempt status and determines eligibility for initial or continuing exemption
    • Independently conduct examination of large exempt organizations and related business entities and makes determinations on initial and continuing exempt status of these organizations
    • Adapt standard audit and investigative procedures, relying on precedents as necessary.
    • Review exempt organizations financial and other operating data as well as related records of business operations
    • Perform research and analysis to establish proper interpretation and application of tax regulations in cases which are similar but not identical with well precedented cases
    • Provide accurate technical expertise to serve internal and external customers with professional and helpful service
    • Discuss case issues with plan or organization representatives to arrive at the proper determination of facts and application of pertinent provisions of the law.
    • Confer with customers to determine whether the plan or organization satisfies all the requirements for qualification or exemption
    • Contact third parties to obtain or verify information. Initiate action to establish, increase or decrease tax liability
    • Knowledge of writing clear, concise, and comprehensive reports of examination
    • May serve as acting group manager, On-the-Job Instructor (OJI) or mentor. Perform other duties as assigned

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    Travel Required

    75% or less - 11 or more nights per month

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0512 Internal Revenue Agent

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525339700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.