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    *PLEASE READ PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS POSITION* When applying for this position, please consider each location before selecting. If you are selected for a position, which requires relocation, you are responsible to relocate at your own expense and report on the start date.

    Eligible applicants who apply by 3/18/2019 will be considered. Applicants that apply after this cutoff may only be considered if additional vacancies exist by location. 

    The anticipated start date is September 3, 2019.

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    The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

    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. SB/SE taxpayers generally have higher incomes than most taxpayers, need to file twice as many tax forms, and generally need to rely more on paid tax preparers and the taxpayer education outreach activities of the IRS.

    WHAT DOES A TAX SPECIALIST (TCO) DO? IRS Tax Specialists (TCO) interact with customers of various IRS Divisions to resolve both general and technical issues. They conduct investigations of individual and business taxpayers to determine Federal tax liability. They also provide tax law and tax-related accounting assistance for internal and external customers.


    As a Tax Specialist 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.
    • 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.

    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.

    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

    Occasional travel - Travel locally and /or overnight 1 to 5 days per month possible.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09

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    0526 Tax Specialist

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