tax law Specialist (BSA tax law Specialist)
Department Of The Treasury
 Detroit, MI
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Summary

WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF EMPLOYMENT 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 million self-employed and supplemental income taxpayers.

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Responsibilities

WHAT DOES A TAX LAW SPECIALIST (BANK SECRECY ACT) DO? As a Tax Law Specialist (BSA) you will be responsible for interpreting and applying regulations and administrative rulings of the Bank Secrecy Act & Treasury Regulations. You will identify and research complex issues concerning the impact that the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering programs have on the financial community.

As a Tax Law Specialist (BSA), you will:

  • Follow applicable procedures for case assembly and processing.
  • Provides feedback and composes written responses to examiners, managers, and other customers.
  • Review the examinations and related investigations of a variety of individual and business taxpayers involving tax and BSA issues.
  • Review, Interpret and/or apply recent court rulings and precedential decisions relating to penalties and interest determinations.
  • Assist or respond to inquiries from taxpayers and revenue agents.
  • Assist or research tax case documentation and evaluate whether the rules and regulations relevant to penalty and interest determinations were correctly applied.
  • Assist or prepare cases for referral to Appeals.
  • Assist or prepare recommendations for IRS Counsel when appropriate.

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.

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Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

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0987 Tax Law Specialist

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Conditions of Employment

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments[IF APPLICABLE]

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Qualifications

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

GS-07 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: Demonstrated legal, tax accounting, or other experience that required knowledge of Federal tax laws, regulations, precedent decisions, or other areas related to the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying experience include:

  • Preparing, reviewing, or applying rulings, advisory letters, memoranda, etc. related to Federal taxation.
  • Analyzing and adjudicating tax claims, appeals, settlement offers, or similar work related to Federal tax operations.
  • Work as an attorney that required legal research, analysis, and preparation of briefs or similar documents interpreting laws and regulations.
  • Work as an accountant, auditor, or investigator that required application of Federal tax accounting principles and/or the Internal Revenue Code and related laws. OR

You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: At least one (1) full academic year of graduate education or law school in accounting or law or Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelors degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.

GS-09 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrated legal, tax accounting, or other experience that required knowledge of Federal tax laws, regulations, precedent decisions, or other areas related to the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying experience include:

  • Preparing, reviewing, or applying rulings, advisory letters, memoranda, etc. related to Federal taxation.
  • Analyzing and adjudicating tax claims, appeals, settlement offers, or similar work related to Federal tax operations.
  • Work as an attorney that required legal research, analysis, and preparation of briefs or similar documents interpreting laws and regulations.
  • Work as an accountant, auditor, or investigator that required application of Federal tax accounting principles and/or the Internal Revenue Code and related laws.
  • And responds to inquires from taxpayers and revenue agents. OR

You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's or equivalent graduate degree in accounting or law, or 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education in accounting or law; or LL.B. OR E. J.D. degree.

GS-11 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrated legal, tax accounting, or other experience that required knowledge of Federal tax laws, regulations, precedent decisions, or other areas related to the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

  • Preparing, reviewing, or applying rulings, advisory letters, memoranda, etc. related to Federal taxation.
  • Analyzing and adjudicating tax claims, appeals, settlement offers, or similar work related to Federal tax operations.
  • Work as an attorney that required legal research, analysis, and preparation of briefs or similar documents interpreting laws and regulations.
  • Work as an accountant, auditor, or investigator that required application of Federal tax accounting principles and/or the Internal Revenue Code and related laws.

You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Serves as a Technical Advisor to the field on penalty guidance and gives instruction to less experienced examiners; responds to inquires from taxpayers and revenue agents, or LL.M. degree with specialization in Taxation.

For Grades 7 through 11: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

  • 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, if applicable:

You must have been at the GS-05 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

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