Internal Revenue Service - Austin, TX

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As a Correspondence Examination Technician, you will:

  • Keep abreast of Examination programs and tax law changes. Contact taxpayers through correspondence or telephonically to obtain information, explain liability, and encourage compliance.

  • Perform necessary research using IDRS and AIMS generated material, and order documents and transcripts pertinent to issues.

  • On pre-selected accounts, compute/recomputes gross income and make appropriate adjustments based on information on the tax returns and schedules, information supplied by the taxpayer, taxpayer’s representative, and/or third party, as well as individual judgment of overall case intent.

  • When instructed by manager or lead technician, override the normal processing system (AIMS and IDRS) in addressing a manual tax or interest computation.

  • On pre-selected cases, process carryback/carryforward cases that may involve restricted interest and multiple year adjustments. Take appropriate action to protect government’s interest regarding imminent statute expiration cases.

  • Recognize indications of suspect tax return preparers, tax protesters, indications of fraud, and refer to appropriate area

  • For review by manager or lead technician, prepare comprehensive workpapers, which fully document the technical and factual details of the case and the action taken

  • Provide telephone assistance to the public in answering technical questions on specific cases, tax law, and other related matters

QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older, or at least 16 years of age or older, and meet one of the following: (1) have graduated from high school or have a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; (2) have completed a formal vocational training program; or (3) have a statement from school authorities agreeing with the decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.
A. One year or twelve (12) months of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-04) in the Federal government. 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. OR
A Bachelor's degree or four (4) years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university. OR
A combination of education and experience equivalent to that described above.

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