Internal Revenue Service Boston, MA, USA
Jul 05, 2023Full time
The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position. Prepares audit statements with appropriate schedules and exhibits to reflect finally determined adjustments, tax liabilities and additions thereto on cases encompassing all types of taxpayers (individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates) engaged in all phases of economic activity where income may be derived from many sources and where several operating sub-divisions may exist. Cases involve income, profits, estate, gift, excise, and employment taxes. Analyzes and interprets Appeals case file documents, Internal Revenue Agent work papers and Revenue Agent Reports generated on a variety of tax computational software applications. Prepares re-computations as needed for refund litigation cases. Prepares Rule 155 computations in Tax Court cases giving effect to the Court's opinion and any stipulated adjustments. Assures that all necessary adjustments are taken into account in computing corrected tax liability which becomes the basis for the Court's decision. Prepares draft stipulations expressing the tax effect of agreed disposition or complex cases docketed for trial before the United States Tax Court. Conducts independent examinations and related investigations of income tax returns that cover a diversified spectrum of individual and business taxpayers. Examinations may also contain special audit features or anticipated accounting, tax law, or investigative issues of more than usual difficulty or complexity. Conducts examinations of complex individual and business taxpayers involved in activities or transactions designated or structured to hide or conceal income such as offshore activities, multiple-related entities, and other means using a wide range of financial and other investigative skills. Conducts independent examinations, reviews, and related financial investigations of complex cases encompassing all types of financial institutions (FIs) and non-financial trades or businesses (NFTBs) to assure their compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements of Title 31 (Bank Secrecy Act), and Form 8300 filing. These examinations/reviews are conducted on financial institutions providing regulated services, and small and midsize non-financial trades or businesses. Applies a comprehensive knowledge of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Internal Revenue Code 6050I, rulings, court decisions, regulations, IRS and Treasury policies to determine compliance with requirements including registration of money services businesses (MSB) s, development by FIs of anti-money laundering programs, recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Independently conducts examination of large exempt organizations and related business entities and makes determinations on initial and continuing exempt status of these organizations. Provides technical advice and assistance on exemptions to organization representatives and other service employees. Reviews exempt organizations financial and other operating data as well as related records of business operations intended to further exempt purposes and income sources unrelated to exempt activity. The EP Examinations program is responsible for ensuring that qualified retirement plans comply with qualification, reporting/disclosure, and excise and income tax matters. The EP Examinations program includes exams conducted by field appointments or through correspondence and encourages plan sponsors to voluntarily comply in their plan operations. Plan sponsors may correct most mistakes IRS identifies during an exam using the Employee Plans Correction Resolution System (EPCRS) (Self-Correction or Audit Closing Agreements). Responsible for ensuring that qualified retirement plans comply with qualification, reporting/disclosure, and excise and income tax matters. The Exam program includes audits and compliance contacts and encourages plan sponsors to voluntarily comply in their plan operations. Plan sponsors may correct most mistakes IRS identifies during an exam using the Audit Closing Agreement Program.