Internal Revenue Agent (Indian Tribal Governments Specialist)

Department Of The Treasury
Full time Full day
Denver, CO

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WHAT IS THE Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division?

Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division serves Employee Plans which examines the returns of qualified pension benefit plans compliance. Exempt Organizations ensures not-for-profit organizations meet tax-exempt status requirements. And, Government Entities ensures organizations meet their tax withholding and employment tax payment requirements.

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WHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT, INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENT SPECIALIST DO? As an Internal Revenue Agent, Indian Tribal Government Specialist, you will be responsible for providing technical and analytical services to the Indian Tribal Government examination program and outreach activities. The work of the position includes insuring that customers are provided with efficient and effective assistance in helping them to understand and comply with applicable tax laws, and that compliance actions are conducted in accordance with applicable tax law and IRM requirements.

As an Indian Tribal Government Specialist Internal Revenue Agent you will:

  • Develop and administer ITG programs; confer with stakeholders to explain compliance, and the applicability of pertinent tax laws, regulations and related filing requirements.

  • Review examination cases where compliance actions are required by field personnel to address income tax, employment tax and excise tax.

  • Develop and/or measure adherence with audit guidelines, and provide feedback to field agents.

  • Coordinate with field specialists and managers to develop national compliance check and examination initiatives.

  • Research and analyze data including examination and ITGQMS results to identify trends, issues and problems; make recommendations regarding the referral of an ITG case.

  • Identify previously unknown potential areas of non-compliance to promote voluntary compliance.

  • Participate in quality review programs and prepare technical responses to inquiries.

  • Participate in technical issue and position meetings with officials to resolve controversial and difficult issues impacting Indian Tribal Governments.

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Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month.

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0512 Internal Revenue Agent

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

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

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES: A 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. AND

You must possess the following professional accounting knowledge's: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing. For more information on the required accounting knowledge's 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: 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 for this position includes: progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required 1) knowledge of and experience applying 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, applying accounting requirements and procedures relating to governmental entities; 2) experience interpreting and applying Federal tax law for individuals, business, and /or exempt organization, partnerships and corporations; 3) knowledge of and experience interpreting business and trade practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; 4) knowledge of and experience analyzing corporate financial transactions and financial management principles and practices; 5) experience should demonstrate a knowledge of Internal Revenue Code, regulations, procedures, published rulings, and court decisions as they relate to Indian Tribal Government matters and the policy governing examination procedures and processes relating to income tax, employment tax, excise tax, and information reporting; and 6) skill in interacting effectively with a broad range of individuals and in 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: You must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).


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