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    WHAT IS THE APPEAL'S 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.

     
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    Responsibilities

    WHAT DOES A TAX SPECIALIST (APPEALS TAX COMPUTATION SPECIALIST) DO? The incumbent serves as Appeals Tax Computation Specialist in an Appeals Office with the responsibility for computing tax computations in accordance with the decisions and determinations of Appeals Officers, Counsel Attorneys, and court opinions on docketed and non-docketed cases. Prepares all tax computations, closing documents, and schedules and exhibits reflecting adjustments to tax based on the disposition of each case.

    As a Tax Specialist (Appeals Tax Computation Specialist), you will:

    • Based on the settlement or resolution of a case by Appeals Officers, Counsel Attorneys and court opinions, prepare audit statements, schedules, exhibits, forms, and closing documents that accurately reflect the adjustments and computation of the tax liability.  
    • Analyze and interpret Revenue Agent work papers, Revenue Agent Reports (RAR’s), tax returns, transcripts, Schedule of Adjustments, Appeals Case Memo (ACM) and stipulations to prepare tax computations, schedules, forms, and exhibits related to a variety of docketed and non-docketed cases such as Rule 155, Notice of Deficiency, excise, employment tax, estate and gift, and innocent spouse cases. Compute interest, provide statement of accounts.
    • Prepare Tax analysis work sheets on cases involving deficiencies or overpayments in which the collection of or allowance of interest is restricted or prohibited by law.
    • Reconcile and determine whether the adjustments as reflected in the computer program used by Compliance were input correctly, and make any appropriate corrections.
    • Analyze transcripts for any assessments or abatements to the taxpayer’s account that affect the tax including analysis of claims, prior assessments, and amended returns.
    • Utilize computation programs to enter, classify, and generate the audit statement. Explain and address questions related to the adjustments and tax computations to taxpayers, representatives, Appeals, and Counsel.
    • Advise Counsel and Appeals of any aberrations or concerns noted while preparing the computations, schedules, forms, or exhibits for the case.
    • Prioritize and complete cases in order to meet the various due dates on docketed and non-docketed cases such as Tax Court calendar and statute dates.

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    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 NIGHTS PER MONTH MAY BE REQUIRED

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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