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As a Settlement Officer you are responsible for the administration and resolution of issues which were not previously resolvable within the Service. In this role, you provide the opportunity for the taxpayer and the Service to settle tax disputes without litigation, and encourage taxpayer cooperation and voluntary compliance. In those instances where the dispute is not resolvable, the Settlement Officer clarifies the issues and provides Counsel and/or the Department of Justice with a refinement of the contested legal questions and facts. The Settlement Officer has a tremendous amount of responsibility and serves in an essential role within the Service.
- Keep current with significant changes in the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, the IRM, court decisions, and other tax publications which relate to assigned areas of responsibilities (e.g. Trust Fund Recovery Penalties).
- Research case issues to determine and apply the law to the facts presented.
- Where issues are unclear or where a clear precedent is lacking, determine the appropriate resolution based upon relevant factors including reasonableness, adjudication trends and settlement practices.
- Deal professionally and effectively with taxpayers, representatives and co-workers. Conduct Appeals conferences with dignity, impartiality and an orderly manner.
- Consistently demonstrates high technical skill and full knowledge of case issues.
- Conduct Appeals conferences for the settlement/resolution of tax cases which have the most complex technical collection issues, and settle a variety of technical issues which are within Appeals jurisdiction.
- Analyze case files, supporting documents and other information which related to tax liability.
- Review cases for adequate technical development of issues, and remedy defects or inadequacies in cases or on issues either independently or by referral to the appropriate Service component.
- Your experience must also demonstrate knowledge of Internal Revenue Code, IRM, court decisions, and other tax publications related to assigned areas in order to research cases, apply relevant tax law to issues that are unclear or where a clear precedent is lacking, and determine the appropriate resolution based upon relevant factors including reasonableness, adjudication trends and settlement practices for collection issues
- Experience applying knowledge of standard accounting and financial analysis techniques to analyze financial information (e.g., analyzing taxpayer transcripts, case files, financial books and records and other information to determine collectability for case resolution).
- Experience applying knowledge of Compliance/Collection investigative procedures, subject matters, organizational structure, and office policies and practices that pertain to the most complex Appeals collection issues.
- Experience applying in-depth knowledge of available on-line systems, research materials and technology to research taxpayer information and resolve taxpayer inquires.
- In addition, your experience must demonstrate skill in communications and interpersonal relationships to work effectively and professional with taxpayers and their representatives in resolving collection issues.
- Examples include: conducting conferences for the settlement/resolution of tax cases which have the most complex technical collection issues.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments
Company: Internal Revenue Service
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Columbia, SC, US
Application Deadline: N/A