WHAT IS THE AP-APPEALS DIVISION?
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Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
Office of Appeals Specialized Examination Programs and Referral Technical Guidance
-Conducts Appeals conferences for the settlement of the largest and most complex tax cases in which taxpayers have appealed determinations made by the Service or have filed petitions with the U.S. Tax Court for redetermination of tax liability. Cases typically concern large, complex businesses, including those with extensive subsidiaries, diversified activities, multiple partners and national or international scope of operations.
-Conducts extensive research and analysis to determine and apply the law to the complex facts and policy issues presented. Serves as an expert in determining a final settlement and resolving appealed cases where there is little or no previous interpretation of statutory provisions, laws and regulations are highly subjective, precedents are nonexistent, obscure or conflicting, and there are significant amounts of money at issue, or precedent setting issues. Where issues are unclear or where a clear precedent is lacking, determines the appropriate resolution based upon relevant factors including reasonableness, adjudication trends and settlement practices.
-Analyzes case files, supporting documents and other information that relate to tax liability. Reviews cases for adequate technical development of issues. Obtains and evaluates expert testimony or information in highly technical areas such as engineering, finance, science, art, etc. to resolve complex valuation issues. Remedies defects or inadequacies in cases or on issues either independently or collaboratively with other team members, or by referral to the appropriate Service component.
-Deals professionally and effectively with taxpayers, representatives and co-workers. Conducts Appeals conferences and negotiations in a dignified and orderly manner, with displayed impartiality. Negotiates settlements of cases on the basis of facts developed and applicable law and regulations, considering the hazards of litigation.
-As appropriate, provides effective neutral assistance as a mediator to resolve tax disputes between the IRS and the taxpayer. Exercises a high degree of judgment in conducting original and creative legal research to obtain a reasonable balance of conflicting interests in determining a resolution. Conducts separate or joint conferences to assist the parties of the tax dispute to arrive at a resolution in an effort to avoid litigation and minimize costs.
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A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to .
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.
This Direct Hire Public Notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection. Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Applicants will be referred on a first in, first out basis. Those applicants who are applying earlier in the process will stand a much better chance of being referred for consideration in the selection process.
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 02/10/2024 in this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on 02/10/2024. To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:
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