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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 millions 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.
WHAT DOES A TAX EXAMINING TECHNICIAN DO? IRS employs Tax Examining Technicians (TETs) in many areas throughout the Service. In the SB/SE function, TETs contact taxpayers, their representatives, and third parties to secure payment of delinquent taxes and the filing of delinquent returns. They respond to a variety of telephone contacts; analyze and resolve tax processing problems; and provide information and recommend enforcement action on all types of individual and business accounts. In the W & I function, TETs assist management by providing oversight and direction, assigning case referrals, and answering taxpayer inquiries to resolve issues such as tax processing. In the LB&I function, TETs track IDRS status and updates, internal record systems, and control over group suspension of cases awaiting Joint Committee clearance. In the TE/GE function, TETs examine and process all statute and potential statute cases, and ensure that all statutes are correct. In the CI function, TETs perform work that involves analyzing, searching, determining, and initiating appropriate actions on all types of tax issues containing conditions and account relationships that must be resolved to close issues. In the Appeals function, TETs are responsible for computing complex restricted interest, closing complex cases, and providing assistance in processing problem resolution cases to taxpayers and their representatives.
As a Tax Examining Technician, you will:
* Provide assistance on inquiries initiated by taxpayers by determining information needed to resolve inquiries, and researching pertinent tax data through internal computer systems, accounting records, telephone contact, IRS officials or other agencies; * Take corrective actions to close a case, such as adjusting taxpayer's account, recomputing tax liability, and preparing manual refunds; * Refer possible violations of tax law or cases requiring examination determinations or legal determinations of the tax code.
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
Occasional travel - 01 to 05 Nights per Month.
* Job family (Series)
0592 Tax Examining
* Examiners, Tax * Tax Examiners
Conditions of Employment
* Refer to Other Information. * Click \"Print Preview\" to review the entire announcement before applying. * Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
GS-05-LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Examples of qualifying experience include experience performing a variety of miscellaneous tasks involving researching and processing financial documents, reviewing information and determining corrective action on accounts, researching for missing/unclear accounting information and reviewing financial documents submitted for completeness.
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A Bachelor's degree or 4 years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university.
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-06 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Examples of qualifying experience include positions dealing with the public analyzing tax or accounting issues. Experience must have included analyzing and resolving problems, adjusting accounts, and providing information on financial issues.
* 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.