Tax Specialist *TEMP NTE 1 YEAR* (Tax Compliance Officer)

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

    Job Description

    WHAT DOES A TAX COMPLIANCE OFFICER DO? As a Tax Compliance Officer, you are responsible for planning, coordinating, and conducting independent Correspondence Examinations and related investigations of individual and/or business taxpayers. During these examinations that Tax Compliance Officer determines and advises on Federal tax liability as well as conducts an analysis of the taxpayer's financial condition and related operations. These examinations may include individual non-business with wages and investment income, sole proprietors, individuals with business and other supplemental income, partnerships, small C corporations, and S corporations. In this position, you will also provide tax law and tax-related accounting educational assistance to both internal and external customers.

    As a Tax Compliance Officer you will:
    • 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
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    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)

    0526 Tax Specialist
  • Requirements
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    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments.


    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
    GS-11 LEVEL: To be qualified you must have one of the following: A. Three years of progressively higher-level education leading to a PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field such as accounting, auditing, taxation, business administration, law or other related fields;
    One year of full time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal Government 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. Examples of qualifying experience include: Auditing various types of tax returns to determine tax liability of individual tax payers, businesses, or corporations; Interpreting and applying pertinent parts of the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations and procedures; Applying pertinent parts of the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations and procedures to: (1) conduct comprehensive analytical examinations, (2) use creative in-office fact-finding techniques, and (3) develop effective public contact skills. 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.
    A Combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equal to the amount required.
    LL.M. if related; AND In addition, applicants above the GS-9 level must demonstrate their knowledge of Principles of Accounting and Intermediate Accounting. Candidates can demonstrate this knowledge either through successful completion of twelve semester hours/eighteen quarter hours of college level accounting work or successfully passing an IRS administered accounting assessment.

    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 GS-9 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).


  • Posting ID: 558409435Posted: 2020-05-22