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WHAT IS THE TAX EXEMPT & 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.
WHAT DOES AN ECONOMIST DO? Economists perform a variety of economic studies to evaluate policies affecting tax administration and taxpayer compliance, and to define feasible alternatives. They provide senior management with analyses of problems for decisions that must be made under conditions of uncertainty, such as changes in the future economic environment or managerial priorities. They assess the economic aspects of existing programs and activities to determine their investment potential and contribution to the achievement of the IRS mission. They manipulate models of alternative proposals to determine the efficacy of proposed policies and procedures. They prepare written materials explaining the methodology used, which is presented to and used by IRS management. They evaluate quantitative data to determine the effectiveness of various approaches to redesigning IRS work processes. They recommend different courses of action as necessary, and represent the office at meetings with other Executive Branch agencies, Congressional staff, and external stakeholders. They plan and carry out projects for collecting detailed economic data from primary sources.
As a Economist you will:
- Perform a wide variety of economic studies to evaluate policies affecting tax administration and taxpayer compliance and to define feasible alternatives, which involves analyzing long-range effectiveness and resulting recommendations.
- Provide senior management with analyses of problems for decisions that must be made under conditions of uncertainty, such as changes in the future economic and demographic environment or technology, or changes in managerial priorities.
- Assess the economic aspects of existing programs and activities to determine their investment potential and contribution to the achievement of the IRS mission and strategic goals, and serve as a consultant to aid in preparing, executing, revising and monitoring management policies.
- Prepare written narrative and/or briefing materials explaining the methodology used and supporting recommendations derived from the analyses, which may be presented to and used by the highest levels of IRS management in discussions with Treasury, OMB, GAO, and Congress.
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 - Travel one to five (1 - 5) nights per month.
13 - This position has no further promotion potential.
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