WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF-EMPLOYED (SB/SE) DIVISION? 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.
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WHAT DOES A REVENUE OFFICER/TECHNICAL SERVICES ADVISOR/REVIEWER DO? As a Revenue Officer/Technical Services Advisor Reviewer you will serve as a civil enforcement officer, and perform collection related activities within the established laws, rules and regulations. The role of the Revenue Officer varies depending on the organization for which you are hired. For Field Collections, cases are primarily worked in the field. As a Revenue Officer you will be responsible for collecting delinquent accounts, secure delinquent tax returns, and/or performing a technical review of the collection activities to determine compliance. On the other hand, the Technical Reviewer is responsible for evaluating closed cases to determine if the conclusions reached are consistent with the tax laws, procedures and policy requirements. Regardless of the position you choose, each day is filled with new challenges, and offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth.
As a Reviewer Officer/Technical Services Advisor/Reviewer you will:
- Perform extensive and complex research on available background material concerning industry practices and any applicable interpretations of precedent setting court cases.
- Examine voluminous and complex books and records which may be incomplete, poorly organized, or intentionally disorganized or arranged in order to conceal the true nature of payment to individuals, including cash or barter transactions, requiring considerable reconstruction of records.
- Use investigative, interviewing, and fact-finding techniques to determine the position of the Service as to whether taxes have been accurately reported and paid.
- Identify income and excise tax issues, employee plan issues, and potential tax fraud issues, and refer them as appropriate to the appropriate organization for resolution.
- Research available guidelines and reference material, to resolve complex questions of tax law that may have arisen during the course of the examination. Such questions usually involve issues for findings which could be legitimately contested by a different interpretation of the law, ruling, or precedents.
- Organize and coordinate the efforts of Service employees and other parties to protect the Government's interest and to expedite the payment of taxes and the securing of delinquent returns.
- Explain IRS policy and procedures, providing instructions and analyzing complex or unusual issues presented by taxpayers, practitioners and Service employees.
- Provide and maintain liaison with Federal, state, and local court officials, appear in court and present or document evidence in support of the Government's position.
- Review and analyze offers-in-compromise and installment agreements which have been proposed for rejection, and make recommendations to sustain or overturn such proposed rejections.
- Prepare written reports, correspondence, referrals and forms that are clear, concise, and accurately reflect the factual information.
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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