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    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.

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    Responsibilities

    WHAT DOES A TAX COMPUTATION SPECIALIST DO? The Tax Computation Specialist is a specialized Internal Revenue Agent in the Appeals business division. As a Tax Computation Specialist (TCS), you are responsible for preparing tax computations for a full range of cases in accordance with the determinations of Appeals Officers, Counsel Attorneys and the courts. TCS prepares computations, schedules, explanations and exhibits reflecting adjustments to tax and penalties.

    As an IRA Tax Computation Specialist, you will:

    • Perform closed case reviews using Appeals Quality Standards and Attributes (AQSA). Decide nature and extent of review necessary. Interpret and apply AQSA using the Appeals Quality Measurement Standards Guideline.
    • Evaluate Appeals case work by the application of closed case review standards and related specific attributes and procedures as defined by the Guideline. Determine whether conclusions reached by Appeals are consistent with tax law, procedure and policy requirements.
    • Manage and coordinate assigned programs and projects. Act as a contact point for related program activities. Develop and distribute instructional material when appropriate. Prepare, maintain and update technical/desk procedures. Conduct research, and provide guidance, feedback, reports and analyses on program operations and results.
    • Analyze and review case files, supporting documents and other information for adequate factual and technical development of issues; the proper application of tax law, Appeals policies and procedures; and appropriate case resolution and settlement.
    • Work with team members to identify ways to improve the quality review process. Promote team concept through a variety of ways that may include coaching other team members and sharing best practices or institutional knowledge. Maintain appropriate liaison and professional contact with other divisions of IRS.
    • Keep current with significant changes in the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, the IRM, court decisions, and other tax publications which relate to assigned areas of responsibilities.
    • As required may be designated to perform other duties associated with the closed case review process and serve as a technical advisor.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


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    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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