WHAT IS THE SB/SE DIVISION? Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses and upwards of 33 millions 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.
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WHAT DOES A TAX EXAMINING TECHNICIAN DO? As a Tax Examining Technician you will be responsible for processing all types of individual and/or business master file taxpayer initiated inquiries, claims, and internally generated adjustments. You may also be involved in processing non-master file and/or individual retirement account master file inquiries and claims, as well.
As a Tax Examining Technician you will:
- Receive and analyze taxpayer inquiries to determine nature of problem, and determine what information is needed to resolve the problem or case.
- Research IRS sources for pertinent data; Contact taxpayers and/or their representatives to obtain necessary information.
- Perform the full range of corrections to taxpayer accounts, which includes adjusting accounts, inputting credit transfers, re-computing penalty and interest, and initiating manual refunds.
- Respond to taxpayer's inquiries regarding the preparation of a variety of tax returns, related schedules and other documentation; and manage sensitive case problems designated as requiring special handling
- Secure payment of delinquent taxes and filing of delinquent returns. Recommend lien and/or levy action, include initiating supporting information for release.
- Protect confidentiality of taxpayer information within the confines of disclosure laws, rules, and regulations.
- Process all types of carry back/carry forward cases that may include restricted interest.
- Review the completed work of the tax-examining technicians.
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.
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