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WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION?
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The following are the duties of this position at the full working level.
Individually, or as a team member, plans and conducts examinations using extensive and specialized knowledge of accounting techniques, practices, and investigative audit techniques to examine and resolve various tax issues of individuals and business organizations that may include extensive subsidiaries with operations of national and/or international scope.
Evaluate the priority issues identified as part of the central classification process and provide feed back regarding issues throughout the examination process. Based on the feedback discussions, adjusts the scope of the examination by expanding or contracting the issues. May serve as a member of a classification team responsible for the identification of priority issues for examination.
Works in partnership with the Senior Revenue Agent in developing significant tax compliance issues, by collaborating with appropriate practice areas, examiners, Counsel, Appeals, and other specialists to leverage and expand complex issue expertise and ensure consistent application and interpretation of tax law.
Confers with taxpayers or their representatives to explain the accounting and other issues involved, the applicability of pertinent tax laws and regulations, and proposed adjustments. Considers collectability of potential tax deficiencies at all stages of the examination. Solicits payment and coordinates uncollected deficiency agreement when appropriate.
Participates in the development and delivery of training programs, on the job training, technical guidance, work practices, and audit tools for other examiners, counsel attorneys, appeals officers, and/or specialists.
Participates in studies that are defined by management such as Compliance Initiative Project, Congressional studies, regulation projects, tax shelters, and emerging issues.
Provides expert testimony, participates in grand jury cases, and participates as a cooperating agent in joint investigations.
Performs administrative and procedural functions as needed during the examination, including accurate input of IMS, preparation of work papers and reports documenting findings and conclusions.
Initiates recommendations for the development of proposed changes to tax law affecting technical issues.
Completes analysis of technical issues identified and results of examinations and provides feedback to improve approaches to risk assessments and workload classification.
Participate in the development and implementation of administrative programs to implement QI, WP, WT, and/or FFI agreements and to effectuate voluntary compliance with, and effective enforcement of, US tax laws.
Maintain a continuing appraisal of the operations of the QI, WP, WT, and/or FFI agreements, related forms, and instructions for the purpose of identifying areas for amendment.
Advise field personnel of procedures and guidelines relating to the implementation of provisions of international information reporting and withholding requirements, particularly the QI, WP, WT, and/or FFI agreements.
Assist in preparation of studies, memoranda, reports and presentation related to international information reporting and withholding, in particular, withholding agreements for qualified intermediaries (QIs, including qualified derivatives dealers (QDDs)), withholding foreign partnerships (WPs), withholding foreign trusts (WTs), and foreign financial institutions (FFIs), as well as for FATCA intergovernmental agreements (IGAs).
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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