TAX SPECIALIST (TCO)

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

    Job Description

    WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF EMPLOYED DIVISION:
    The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses and upwards of 33 million self-employed and supplemental income taxpayers.


    WHAT DOES A TAX SPECIALIST DO? IRS Tax Specialists interact with customers of various IRS Divisions to resolve both general and technical issues. They conduct investigations of individual and business taxpayers to determine Federal tax liability. They also provide tax law and tax-related accounting assistance for internal and external customers.

    As a Tax Specialist 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.
    • 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.
    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
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    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
    • Refer to Other Information.
    Applicants at all grades must demonstrate their knowledge of Principles of Accounting. Candidates demonstrate this knowledge either through successful completion of 6 semester credits or 9 quarter credits of college level accounting work or successfully passing the TCO on-line Basic Accounting Assessment (BAA). The BAA is valid for an indefinite period of time. You will only be allowed to take the Basic Accounting Assessment (BAA) once in a 6 month period. If you choose to retake any of the assessments after the retake restriction, your most current score will be used.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

    GS-7-LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized for this position includes: 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 factfinding techniques, and develop interpersonal skills. OR
    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:Superior Academic Achievement - 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 2 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 2 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. Note: Grade point averages should be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 is rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 is rounded to 2.9. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an Honor Society. OR
    1 full year of graduate level education in a field of study such as: accounting, auditing, taxation, business administration, law, or other related fields. OR
    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    GS-9 LEVEL: You must have one 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: Office auditing of various types of tax returns to determine tax liability of individual tax payers, businesses, or corporations; Applying pertinent parts of the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations and procedures to: (1) conduct comprehensive analytical examinations, (2) use creative in-office factfinding techniques, and (3) develop effective public contact skills; Determination and redetermination, 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; 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: Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field of study in an accredited college or university in accounting, auditing, taxation, business administration, law, or other related fields. OR
    2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in accounting, auditing, taxation, business administration, law, or other related fields. OR
    LL.B. or J.D., if related to accounting, auditing, taxation, business administration, law, or other related fields. OR
    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    Grades 5 thru 9: 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.

    Education

  • Posting ID: 558409523Posted: 2020-05-22