TAX SPECIALIST(TCO)

    Department Of The Treasury
    Ogden, UT
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $9.79 - $14.07

    Job Description

    WHAT DOES A TAX SPECIALIST CAMPUS TAX COMPLIANCE OFFICER DO? As a Campus Tax Compliance Officer, you will be responsible for planning, classifying, screening and assisting IRS office examinations and related investigations of taxpayers. You will determine and advise on Federal tax liability as well as conducting analysis of the taxpayers' financial condition and related operations. In this position, you will also provide limited tax law and tax related accounting educational assistance for internal and external customers.

    As a Tax Specialist (Campus Tax Compliance Officer), you will:
    • Plan and conduct independent limited examinations of a variety of individual and business taxpayers involving complex tax issues and accounting records.
    • Classify and screen individual and business tax returns and allowance cases showing changes in tax liability.
    • Classify returns received as the result of transfer, special handling requirements, or collateral requests.
    • Review Collection referrals and Criminal Investigation referrals for examination potential.
    • Advise taxpayers of their rights as defined in the examination and appeal guidelines, the actual examination procedures, current tax and reporting responsibilities and the importance and benefit of meeting future responsibilities.
    • Determine and consider the collectability of potential tax deficiencies at all stages of the examination.
    • Provide guidance and limited training on technical tax law and accounting policies, practices, and principles as it relates to pertinent tax law modifications.
    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.

    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 - 1 to 5 Travel Nights per Month

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09
  • Job family (Series)

    0526 Tax Specialist
  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Refer to Other Information.
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    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • IRS Employees with Career/Career Conditional Appointments
    In addition, applicants at the GS-5/7/9 level must demonstrate their knowledge of Principles of Accounting. Candidates can demonstrate this knowledge either through successful completion of 6 semester hours/ 9 quarter hours of college level accounting work or successfully passing an IRS administered accounting assessment

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
    GS-07 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: reviewing and analyzing financial, personnel and/or business records using basic accounting principles to evaluate the information for development of issues; Using fact-finding techniques by auditing tax records (e.g., reviewing client bookkeeping) and analyzing system data to fairly and equitably determine the correct tax liability, checking compliance record keeping and reporting requirements according to Internal Revenue Code. Experience that demonstrated a substantive knowledge of business practices, basic accounting principles, and Federal tax laws and regulations; and that required the ability to audit tax records, analyze systems and bookkeeping, use fact-finding techniques, and develop interpersonal skills; Communicating verbally and/or in writing to answer tax questions, explain tax law (e.g., tax examiner asking for clarification), listen to taxpayers and respond to their needs.
    OR
    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: One (1) academic year of graduate education in a related field such as business administration, accounting, auditing, finance, taxation, law or other related fields;
    OR
    Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last two years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
    OR

    GS-09 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: reviewing and analyzing financial, personnel and/or business records using basic accounting principles to evaluate the information for development of issues; Using fact-finding techniques by auditing tax records (e.g., reviewing client bookkeeping) and analyzing system data to fairly and equitably determine the correct tax liability, checking compliance record keeping and reporting requirements according to Internal Revenue Code. Experience that demonstrated a substantive knowledge of business practices, basic accounting principles, and Federal tax laws and regulations; and that required the ability to audit tax records, analyze systems and bookkeeping, use fact-finding techniques, and develop interpersonal skills. Communicating verbally and/or in writing to answer tax questions, explain tax law (e.g., tax examiner asking for clarification), listen to taxpayers and respond to their needs. Qualifying experience may have been gained in work such as: Making determinations and redeterminations, or audit on liability for Federal taxes; Program evaluation, internal audit or administrative management of the assessment and collection of Federal taxes (other than alcohol and tobacco); Investigating alleged criminal violations of Federal tax statutes and making recommendations for criminal prosecution and assertion of civil penalties; or collecting delinquent Federal taxes, (other than alcohol and tobacco) including canvassing for unreported taxes due, and securing delinquent returns.
    OR
    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A Master's or equivalent degree or 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in accounting, auditing, taxation, business administration, law, or other related fields;
    OR
    LLB or JD; if related.
    OR

    For Grades 5 through 11:You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    - The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.
    - To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:
    You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

    Education

  • Posting ID: 558409429Posted: 2020-05-22