Internal Revenue Agent (Employment Tax Specialist)

Department Of The Treasury Santa Ana , CA 92701

Posted 4 weeks ago

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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.

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WHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT, EMPLOYMENT TAX SPECIALIST DO? As an Internal Revenue Agent, Employment Tax Specialist, you will conduct examinations of employment tax returns filed by businesses. The examinations require special ability in accounting and auditing as well as technical knowledge ofemployment tax laws and industry practices. Examiners will be required to determine the appropriate payments made to workers, develop the facts to determine how these payments are required to be reported and ensure the business is following all reporting and filing requirements. Business size can range from small sole proprietorships to large and complex business firms with extensive operations and/or operating divisions.

As an Internal Revenue Agent Employment Tax Specialist you will:

  • Conduct pre-audit analysis of assigned cases, researching any available background materials, and formulates a plan for the audit.

  • Perform employment tax examination(s) of businesses ranging from small sole proprietorships to very large and complex business entities with extensive operations often conducted through subsidiaries or other related operating components.

  • Utilize advanced investigative, interviewing, fact-finding and auditing techniques in the examination of books and records and accounting systems to determine if the tax has been accurately reported.

  • Research available guidelines and reference material to resolve questions of employment tax law that may arise during the course of the examination. Since issue(s) can involve complex areas without precedent or the subject of conflicting precedents, this research may necessity be intensive and precise.

  • Prepare a written report and inform the taxpayer or representative of any changes to tax liability, explaining reasons for the adjustment. Negotiate to reach agreement with the taxpayer and explains appeal procedures as necessary.

  • Prepare case(s) for National Office technical advice.

  • Confer with industry representatives to discuss employment tax compliance projects with the goal of obtaining compliance on an industry-wide basis. Provides technical advice and assistance to industry and union representatives including written determinations on, for example, Form SS-8 requests involving large numbers of individuals.

  • Conduct Employment Tax examination(s), remains alert for other possible areas of tax potential and for indications of tax fraud. Refer cases as appropriate. May work jointly with Special Agents on major criminal fraud cases.

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

  • Travel may be required 6 - 10 nights per month.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

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0512 Internal Revenue Agent

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

  • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments

  • Qualifications

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

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 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

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; AND

You must possess the following professional accounting knowledge: Knowledge of Principles of Accounting, Knowledge of Intermediate Accounting, Knowledge of Cost Accounting, Knowledge of Advanced Accounting, and Knowledge of Auditing. For more information on the required accounting knowledge, please refer to Internal Revenue Agent Basic Requirements . This knowledge is typically acquired by completion of an accounting degree from a four-year college or university. If not from an academic environment, the knowledge can also be obtained from certain work experience.

In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:

GS-13 LEVEL: In addition to the 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: Demonstrates experience that includes extensive knowledge of tax laws, regulations, precedents and policies relating to employment taxes in order to perform employment tax examinations, and application of professional auditing and accounting knowledge to large and complex business organizations having several related entities or subdivisions and involving varied and complex systems of accounting sufficient to perform examinations. Examples of qualifying experience includes: The interpretation and application of Federal tax law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships, and corporations; applying knowledge of business and trade practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; applying knowledge of corporate financial transactions and financial management principles and practices; AND interacting effectively with a broad range of individuals and negotiating with specialists in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related professions.

  • 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-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

Education

Positions are to be filled in the Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE), ET Exam Operations, Specialty Examination division.

Twenty-Five (25) positions are to be filled as follows:

  • One (1) position is to be filled at 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD (MD0055)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 10715 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC (NC2598)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 4830 Business Center Dr., Suite 250, Fairfield, CA (CA8182)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 4210 Metro Pkwy, Ft. Myers, FL (FL3285)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 1099 Alakea St., Honolulu, HI (HI8171) (Will include additional COLA of 10.28%)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 8701 S Gessner, Houston, TX (TX0297)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 24000 Avila Road, Laguna Niguel, CA (CA0521)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 110 N City Parkway, Las Vegas, NV (NV7516)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 2850 NE Independence Ave, Lee's Summit, MO (MO2008)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 501 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA (CA0273)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 850 Trafalgar Court, Maitland, FL (FL2257)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 1818 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ (AZ6886)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 51 SW First Avenue, Miami, FL (FL0061)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 100 1st Street SW, Suite 104, Minot, ND (ND0014)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 290 Bwy
  • Foley Square, New York, NY (NY0350)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 4400 Leeds Ave Suite 270, North Charleston, SC (SC1149)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE (NE0051)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (PA0233)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 210 1st Street, SW, Roanoke, VA (VA0535)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 6010 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD (MD1248)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 4330 Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA (CA6139)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 55 South Market Street, San Jose, CA (CA6116)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 915 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA (WA0101)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 7980 Quantum Drive, Vienna, VA (VA0008)
  • One (1) position is to be filled at 1700 Palm Bch Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL (FLD002)

If positions cannot be filled in the locations listed above, they will be filled in the following locations:

  • 151 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC (NC0002)
  • 401 W Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA (GA0087)
  • 2888 Woodcock Blvd, Atlanta, GA (GA2004)
  • 12309 N Mopac Expwy, Austin, TX (TX2835)
  • 1550 American Blvd East, Bloomington, MN (MN1675)
  • 550 West Fort St, Boise, ID (ID0025)
  • 15 New Sudbury Street, Boston, MA (MA0131)
  • 1122 Town and Country Commons, Chesterfield, MO (MO1833)
  • 230 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL (IL0236)
  • 550 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH (OH0189)
  • 1100 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX (TX0284)
  • 1999 Broadway, Denver, CO (CO1811)
  • 210 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA (IA0112)
  • 2001 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL (IL2337)
  • 7300 Turfway Rd, Suite 410, Florence, KY (KY3123)
  • 5450 Stratum Dr, Ste 150, Fort Worth, TX (TX2653)
  • 7350 W Camino San Xavier, Glendale, AZ (AZ7887)
  • 575 N Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, IN (IN0133)
  • 400 West Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL (FL0067)
  • 402 South Main Street, Ste 501, Joplin, MO (MO1913)
  • 333 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO (MO1937)
  • 300 North Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA (CA0150)
  • 435 2nd Street, Macon, GA (GA2410)
  • 5333 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN (TN0005)
  • 200 Sheffield Street, Mountainside, NJ (NJ4360)
  • 801 Broadway, Nashville, TN (TN0052)
  • 150 Court Street, New Haven, CT (CT0061)
  • 1555 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA (LA1336)
  • 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA (CA0281)
  • 6717 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Overland Park, KS (KS1603)
  • 600 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA (PA0277)
  • 7850 S. W. 6th Court, Plantation, FL (FL2347)
  • 1270 Pontiac Rd., Pontiac, MI (MI2181)
  • 1220 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR (OR0043)
  • 515 9th Street, Rapid City, SD (SD0035)
  • 300 Booth Street, Reno, NV (NV0012)
  • 400 North Eighth Street, Richmond, VA (VA0088)
  • 8626/8700 Tesoro Drive, San Antonio, TX (TX2559)
  • 801 Civic Center Drive, W., Santa Ana, CA (CA7395)
  • 5100 River Rd, Schiller Park, IL (IL2558)
  • 1201 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA (WA7438)
  • 2203 N Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL (FL2971)
  • 60 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI (RI7085)
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