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WHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT DO? An Internal Revenue Agent (IRA) conducts examinations of entities including individuals, sole proprietorships, small corporations, partnerships, and fiduciaries that may involve a number of separate tasks or procedures. In this position, you will use your professional experience in accounting and auditing techniques and practices to examine various tax returns, determine the correct tax liability, identify situations with potential for understated taxes, and to recognize potential fraud. Many situations may require a specialized experience in a particular industry and/or may involve varied or complex systems of accounting. In addition, you will interact with taxpayers and their representatives from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, provide examination findings, interpretations of tax laws and regulations, solicit payments, coordinate uncollected deficiency payments, and other necessary information to ensure future compliance.
WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF EMPLOYED SB/SE 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. SB/SE taxpayers generally have higher incomes than most taxpayers, need to file twice as many tax forms, and generally need to rely more on paid tax preparers and the taxpayer education outreach activities of the IRS.
Positions are located in SB/SE, Exam Operations, Field Examination. For location details please refer to the list under the Duties section of this announcement.
PLEASE READ PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS POSITION When applying for this position, please consider each location before selecting. If you are selected for a position which requires relocation, you are responsible to relocate at your own expense and report on the negotiated start date.
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As an Internal Revenue Agent you will:
* Conduct independent examinations and related investigations of income tax returns that cover a diversified spectrum of individual and business taxpayers, to include sole proprietorship, partnerships, fiduciaries, small size C Corporations, and S Corporations. Examinations may also contain special audit features or anticipated accounting, tax law, or investigative issues.
* Conduct examinations to detect unreported income from individual and business taxpayers usingthe Internal Revenue Code, regulation, rulings, court decisions, agency policies, regulations and practices to determine the correct tax liability and to conduct extensive research of legal questions, including consideration of judicial decisions and legislative intent in cases involving the adaptation of precedents along with financial and other investigative skills.
* Conduct package audits to determine that other required returns such as information, excise, or specialty returns are filed and conduct concurrent examinations or make referrals of these and other returns when warranted.
* Identify issues to be pursued based on large, unusual or questionable items which produce significant tax or compliance effect and utilizes the appropriate tax law and facts needed to resolve them. Recognizes indicators of fraudulent activity and develops appropriate referrals.
* Utilize standard accounting methods and techniques during the course of examinations in order to develop information regarding the income and financial operations of taxpayers.
* Examine accounting systems and records including computerized accounting and financial information systems which reflect a variety of complex financial operations. Gathers and researches data from a variety of sources, and/or specialized accounting practices unique to a particular trade or industry.
* Utilize personal computers and laptops to prepare workpapers and reports documenting findings and conclusions.
* Confer with taxpayer or their representatives to explain the accounting and other issues involved and the applicability of pertinent tax laws and regulations and explains proposed adjustments.
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Southwest Primary Locations:
2 position @ 501 W. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA (CA0273)
1 position @ 1818 E.Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ (AZ6886)
2 positions @ 4041 N. Central Ave, Ste112, Phoenix, AZ (AZ7748)
1 position @7350 W. Camino San Xavier, Glendale, AZ (AZ7887)
1 position @ 333 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA (CA0316)
1 position @ 24000 Avila Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA (CA0521)
1 position @ 1332 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA (CA6498)
1 position @ 6340 Variel Ave, Woodland Hills, CA, (CA6333)
1 position @ 290 N. D Street, San Bernardino, CA, (CAD001)
1 position @ 5338 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM (NM1502)
Alternate locations for the Southwest Area: *Selections from Alternate location will only be made if Primary locations are not filled.*
1 position @225 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA (CA6218)
1 position @300 W. Congress, Tucson, AZ (AZ0058)
Central Primary Locations:
1 position @ 6010 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD (MD1248)
1 position @ 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD (MD0055)
1 position @ 1720 Hempstead Rd, Bldg 144, Lancaster, PA (PA0775)
1 position @ 409 Lackawanna Ave, Suite 600, Scranton, PA (PA0596)
1 position @ 400 N. 8th Street, Richmond, VA (VA0088);
1 position @ 77 K. Street, Washington, DC (DC0198);
1 position @ 7980 Science Applications Court, Vienna VA (VA0008);
1 position @ 3 W. Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA (PA0719);
1position @600 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA (PA0277);
1 position @ 200 Lakeside Drive, Suite 220, Horsham, PA (PA0865);
1 position @ 801 Broadway, Nashville, TN (TN0052);
1 position @ 200 W. Professional Park, Bowling Green, KY (KY3060);
1 position @ 200 N. High Street, Columbus, OH, (OH0208);
1 position @ 550 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH, (OH0189);
1 position @ 6450 Rockside Woods Blvd. S, Independence, OH (OH2320);
1 position @ 575 N. Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, IN (IN0133);
1 position @ 1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (PA0233);
1 position @ 201 E. Rudsill Blvd, Suite 110, Fort Wayne, IN (IN1823;
1 position @ 1314 Griswald Plaza, Room 105, Erie, PA (PA0440);
Alternate locations for the Central Area: *Selections from Alternate location will only be made if Primary locations are not filled.*
1 position @228 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA (PA0267)
1 position @1500 Leestown Road, Lexington, KY (KYD001);
1 position @5740 Uptain Road, Chattanooga, TN (TN2351);
1 position @200 W. 2nd Street, Dayton, OH, (OH0195)
Additional location details please refer to the list under the Qualifications/Evaluations section of this announcement.
Occasional travel - 1-5 Travel Nights Per Month
Who May ApplyThis job is open to…-Current IRS Internal/Agency Employees
* Reassignment Preference Program IRS Internal/Agency Employees Only
* Treasury CTAP eligible employees within the commuting area
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
* Job family (Series)
0512 Internal Revenue Agent
* Agents, Internal Revenue Service
* Agents, Revenue
* Examiners, Tax
* Internal Revenue Service Agents
* Revenue Agents
* Tax Examiners
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Gulf Primary Locations:
1 position @ 1004 North Big Spring, Midland, TX (TX2148);
1 position @ 801 Tom Martin Dr.; Birmingham, AL (AL2085);
1 position @ 8700 Tesoro Dr., San Antonio, TX (TX2559);
1 position @ 12309 N. Mopac Expressway, Austin, TX (TX2835);
1 position @ 1101 East Hackberry Drive, McAllen, TX (TX2785);
1 position @ 1555 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA (LA1336);
2 position @ 5450 Stratum Blvd., Fort Worth TX (TX2653);
1 position @ 909 E. SE Loop 323, Tyler, TX (TX2096);
1 position @ 1100 Commerce St., Dallas, TX (TX0284);
1 position @ 700 E. San Antonio, El Paso, TX (TX0272);
1 position @ 1110 Monttlimar Dr. Ste 300, Mobile, AL (AL2024);
Midwest Primary Locations:
1 position @ 3971 S Research Park Drive, Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI (MI2181);
2 position @ 1270 Pontiac Rd. Pontiac MI (MI2181);
1 position @230 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL (IL0236);
2 position @2001 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL (IL2337);
2 position @5100 River Rd, Schiller Park, IL (IL2558);
1 position @3101 Constitution Drive, Springfield, IL (IL2454);
1 position @211 West Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI (WI1720);
1 position @210 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA (IA0112);
1 position @1550 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN (MN1675);
1 position @1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE (NE0051);
1 position @2001 Broadway, Scottsbluff, NE (NE1375);
1 position @1122 Town & Country Commons, Chesterfield, MO (MO1833)
Alternate locations for the Midwest Area: *Selections from Alternate location will only be made if Primary locations are not filled.*
1 position @N14 W24200 Tower Place, Waukesha, WI (WI1696);
1 position @1921 Excel Drive, Mankato, MN (MN1674);
1 position @30 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN (MN1600);
1 position @2850 NE Independence Ave, Lees Summit, MO (MO2008);
North Atlantic Primary Locations:
1 position @15 New Sudbury St. Boston MA (MA0131);
1 position @135 High St, Hartford, CT (CT0013);
1 position @761 Main Ave. Norwalk, CT (CT3438);
1 position @200 Sheffield St. Mountainside, NJ (NJ4360);
1 position @1 Kalisa Way, Paramus, NJ, (NJ4571);
1 position @2 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn NY (NY7288);
2 position @290 Broadway Foley Sq. New York, NY(NY0350);
1 position @51 Haddonfield Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ (NJ5114)
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS You must have Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting from an accredited college or university that included at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and an additional 6 semester hours in related subjects such as business law, economics, statistical/quantitative methods, computerized accounting or financial systems, financial management or finance; OR A combination of experience and education at an accredited college or university equivalent to a four year degree that included courses equivalent to a major in accounting, i.e. at least 30 semester hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and 6 semester hours in related subjects as described above; OR A Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia; OR Are currently serving as an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and have been in this position for at least one year or was previously an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and held the position for at least one year.
In addition to the above qualifications, you must possess the following professional accounting knowledges: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing. For more information on the required accounting knowledges please refer to ****
GS 13 LEVEL: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required: The application of professional accounting principles, theory, and practices to analyze and interpret accounting books, records, or systems specifically to determine their effect on Federal tax liabilities and their adequacy for recording transactions affecting tax liabilities; The interpretation and application of Federal tax law for individuals, businesses, partnerships, and corporations; Applying business and trade practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; Experience with corporate financial transactions, financial management principles and practices, and consolidated tax returns; AND, Working various program cases such as National Research Program (NRP), fraud, Whistleblower (WBO) and High Income/High Wealth (flow-thru entity), Joint Committee, and Research and Experimental (R&E) Credit, Abusive Transactions, and Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) for developing compliance issues. Experience conducting Internal Revenue Code Title 26 examinations using the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, rulings, court decisions, agency policies, and practices to determine the correct tax liability and to conduct extensive research which may include diversified activities, multiple partners, and operations of national scope. Evaluates content of new and modified legislation and assesses the impact on the program(s). Creates and utilizes Excel spreadsheets (e.g., formulas, pivot tables, charts and graphs) and experience with computer programs [e.g., Employee User Portal (EUP), Integrated Data Retrieval System (IDRS), Report Generation System (RGS), Integrated Automation Technologies (IAT)] to prepare necessary reports for all levels of management including executives or headquarter staff. Identifies and analyzes issues (e.g., net operating loss, partnership basis, and foreign bank and financial account report and F211), and provides feedback, suggestions, and guidance to the various field and headquarter customers. Asserts time and workload management skills in accordance with IRM requirements. Recognizes indicators of fraudulent activity and develops appropriate referrals. Solicits payment and coordinates uncollected deficiency agreements when appropriate. Communicates both verbally and in writing (such as responding to correspondence, meetings) to address any questions or concerns from various customers, such as Taxpayers/Representatives, frontline and senior managers, Revenue Agents, Tax Compliance Officers, or Counsel. Develops and presents topics via automated virtual systems. (e.g., Training, CPE, Group Meetings)
* The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or VolunteerService. 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.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:
You must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
Western Primary Locations:
1 position @12600 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO (COD002);
2 position @1900 O'Farrell St, San Mateo, CA (CA8280),
1 position @450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA(CA0154);
1 position @110 N City Parkway, Las Vegas, NV (NV7516);
1 position @1660 Oak Street SE, STE 300, Salem, OR (OR6660);
1 position @4330 Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA (CA6139);
1 position @915 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA (WA7438);
1 position @550 West Fort St, Boise, ID (ID0025);
1 position @50 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT (UT1387)
Alternate locations for the Western Area: *Selections from Alternate location will only be made if Primary locations are not filled.*
1 position @10225 Westmoor Dr Bldg 6, Westminster, CO (CO1989);
1 position @1301 Clay St, Oakland, CA (CA0281);
1 position @200 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV (NV7612);
1 position @55 South Market St, San Jose, CA (CA6116)
South Atlantic Primary Locations:
1 position @1899 Powers Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA (GA2401);
1 position @2888 Woodcock Blvd., Atlanta, GA (GA2004);
1 position @435 2nd St., Macon, GA (GA2410);
1 position @329 Oak St., Gainesville, GA (GA2307);
1 position @401 W. Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA (GA0087);
2 position @400 W Bay St., Jacksonville, FL (FL0067);
2 position @1700 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL, (FLD002);
1 position @1211 Governors Square, Tallahassee, FL (FL2501);
1 position @4400 Leeds Ave, Suite 270, Charleston, SC (SC1149);
1 position @7850 S.W. 6th Court, Plantation, FL (FL2347);
2 position @51 SW First Ave, Miami, FL (FL0061);
2 position @4905 Koger Blvd., Greensboro, NC (NC2668);
2 position @850 Trafalgar Court, Maitland, FL (FL2257);
1 position @3848 W. Columbus Dr., Tampa, FL (FL2402),
Alternate locations for the South Atlantic Area: *Selections from Alternate location will only be made if Primary locations are not filled.*
1 position @5971 Cattleridge Blvd; Sarasota, FL (34232)