Department Of The Treasury
    Holtsville, NY
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    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.

    WHAT DOES AN APPEALS OFFICER DO? As an IRS Appeals Officer, you'll conduct Appeals conferences to settle cases in which taxpayers have appealed IRS determinations on their tax case or filed a petition in U.S. Tax Court. In this position, you'll negotiate case resolutions between the IRS and the taxpayer. You'll have authority to arrive at the final disposition of the case taking into consideration both the Government's and the taxpayer's perspective and recommend the final settlement.
    As an Appeals Officer you will:
    • Conduct legal research into applicable rules, regulations and court decisions.
    • Analyze case files, supporting documents and other information involving tax liability issues.
    • Be responsible for arriving at final resolution taking into consideration both the Government's and the Taxpayer's perspective and submit the final settlement recommendations on tax cases to the Manager.
    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

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 Travel Nights Per Month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)

    0930 Hearings And Appeals
  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
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    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • IRS Career/ Career Conditional Employees


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

    GS-12 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: knowledge in applying tax law or basic accounting principles to resolve tax issues; Interpreting the impact of tax law or accounting principles on individual or small business tax issues; Applying knowledge of various penalties (e.g. late filing or payment, estimated tax, negligence, accuracy-related, fraud); penalty transaction codes, current and prior penalty rates, and the ability to determine the appropriate penalty and amount of penalty to be assessed; Applying knowledge of current and past Internal Revenue Code and related laws, tax laws, court decisions, regulations, and congressional committee reports in order to negotiate with taxpayers and/or their representatives to determine tax liability and resolve tax disputes; Using knowledge of various taxes and rates (e.g. individuals, corporate, self-employment), to compute tax; Researching and applying tax related information from a variety of sources (for example, IRM, IR Code Regulations, commercial databases, court and revenue rulings); Resolving tax disputes based upon application of accounting principles, tax law or legal principles; Reviewing financial books and records to conduct examinations to determine tax liability; Reviewing financial records to determine tax liability and advising taxpayers on tax ramifications; Calculating tax penalties and advising taxpayers on the appropriate penalty amount; Maintaining books and records for a small business including the schedules used in the preparation of the federal tax return; Assessing the hazards of litigation by interpreting and applying legal principles to the facts and circumstances of tax disputes; Providing tax law advice or guidance to taxpayers, clients or employer; Negotiating the resolution of a tax dispute between government and individual or business taxpayers.

    - 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-time work 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.


  • Posting ID: 558409560Posted: 2020-05-22