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    The IRS Internal Recent Graduates Program affords a developmental opportunity to IRS employees, who have graduated within the previous 2 years from a qualifying educational institution or program.

    More information about the Recent Graduates Program can be found here: Students & Recent Graduates.

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    If selected, you will be placed in a developmental position as a Tax Specialist, GS-0526-5/7 with promotion potential to the GS-09 in the Large Business and International (LB&I) or Appeals division.

    WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I)DIVISION? 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.

    WHAT IS THE APPEALS DIVISION? Independent by statute, staffed by highly trained professionals who provide mediation for any taxpayer contesting IRS compliance actions. Appeals is the last opportunity for the IRS and a taxpayer to resolve disputes prior to litigation, and ensures that all taxpayers can receive an impartial review of their tax case.

    WHAT DOES A TAX SPECIALIST DO?
    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-9. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this developmental position.

    • 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.
    • Serve as technical advisor to the field on penalty and interest issues. Maintain a comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in performing complex interest calculations using a variety of computational software.
    • Recognize indicators of fraudulent activity and develops appropriate referrals.
    • 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.

    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

    25% or less - Travel up to one to five nights per month

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09

  • Job family (Series)

    0526 Tax Specialist

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/600475100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.