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The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement. As our name suggests, international tax administration is an important part of what we do in LB&I. The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement. Regardless of where you serve, you will be supported by a variety of professionals (accountants, economists, engineers, computer audit specialists and subject matter experts) as you tackle the most complex foreign and domestic tax issues.
WHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT (IRA) DO? IRAs conduct examinations of entities such as corporations, partnerships, foreign entities, individuals, and fiduciaries; use their knowledge and skill in accounting and auditing to determine correct tax liabilities and recognize potential fraud; interact with taxpayers and their representatives from varied backgrounds; provide examination findings, interpret tax laws and regulations; and perform other necessary duties to ensure compliance.
As an Internal Revenue Agent you will:
- Conduct independent examinations and related investigations of income tax returns that cover a diversified spectrum of taxpayers, to include corporations, partnerships, foreign entities, individuals, and fiduciaries.
- Examine tax returns that may also contain special audit features or anticipated accounting, tax law, or investigative issues.
- Conduct examinations to ensure proper reporting of income and expenses of individual and business taxpayers using financial and other investigative skills.
- Conduct package audits to determine that other required returns such as information, excise, or specialty returns are filed and conduct concurrent examinations or make referrals of these and other returns when warranted.
- Identify issues to be pursued based on issues of strategic importance and large, unusual or questionable items which produce significant tax or compliance effect and utilizes the appropriate tax law and facts needed to resolve them.
- Recognize indicators of fraudulent activity and develop appropriate referrals.
- Utilize standard accounting methods and techniques during the course of examinations in order to develop information regarding the income and financial operations of taxpayers.
- Examine accounting systems and records including computerized accounting and financial information systems which reflect a variety of complex financial operations.
- Gather and research data from a variety of sources, and/or specialized accounting practices unique to a particular trade or industry.
- Confer with taxpayers or their representatives to explain the accounting and other issues involved and the applicability of pertinent tax laws and regulations and explain proposed adjustments.
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
Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month
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