Tax Law Specialist (International Tax Law Specialist)

Department Of The Treasury Long Beach , CA 90802

Posted 1 week ago

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WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS and INTERNATOINAL (LB&I) DIVISION? WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement.

WHAT DOES AN EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION TAX LAW SPECIALIST (EOI TLS) DO?A TLS works various types of EOI cases applying agreements in tax administrations. The work includes foreign and US requests and other EOI workstreams. A TLS prioritizes workload, provides services to important stakeholders, delivers quality work based on international exchange standards. This position provides opportunity to expand your tax knowledge as you interact with other IRS operating divisions.

As an Exchange of Information Tax Law Specialist, you will:

  • Help IRS field personnel obtain information from foreign countries.

  • Work with IRS field personnel to provide information to certain foreign countries.

  • Coordinate the mutual collection assistance provisions of certain treaties.

  • Research tax treaties and TIEAs to provide interpretation on matters relating to EOI.

  • Research and gather tax information from various IRS systems to answer specific requests.

  • Prepare information document requests and summonses to gain tax related information from U.S. individuals or entities.

  • From the information you research on IRS systems and gather from U.S. individuals or entities, you will prepare formal responses to be signed off by the deputy commissioner of international.

  • You will also work special assignments as needed, i.e. FOIA requests, disclosure cases, etc.

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Travel Required

25% or less - 1-5 travel nights per month

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0987 Tax Law Specialist

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Conditions of Employment

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Qualifications

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


GS-13 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Qualifying experience is experience that demonstrated accomplishment of legal, tax accounting, or other project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of Federal tax laws, regulations, precedent decisions, or other areas related to the position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant analyzed a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of Federal tax laws, regulations, and precedent decisions. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Conduct legal research and analysis, and prepare briefs or similar documents that interpret laws and regulations; Conduct work as an accountant, a tax preparer, a financial manager, auditor, or investigator that requires application of Federal tax accounting principles and/or the Internal Revenue Code and related laws; Manage an inventory of work with various deadlines and competing priorities in addition to managing projects.

  • 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.


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