Deputy Associate Chief Counsel – Internal Revenue Jobs

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Job Description:

Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the IRS. It is a great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Act and participate with the Associate in serving as the principal legal advisor to the Internal Revenue Service and the Office of Chief Counsel on matters relating to passthroughs and special industries, publishes public and other technical guidance on such issues, and shares responsibility with the Associate and Division Counsel for the direction and oversight of the Counsel-wide litigation program involving passthroughs and special industries. Assists the Associate in representing the IRS and Treasury on sensitive and controversial issues related to these areas. Have delegated authority to act as a full assistant, including authority to sign on behalf of the Associate Chief Counsel (PSI).
  • In consultation with the Division Counsel and the Associate, direct preparation of recommendations concerning defense, settlement, or concession, and authorizes or sanctions counterclaims, third-party complaints, or the commencement of collection suits with respect to refund suits pending in PSI cases in the U.S. District Courts or the Court of Federal Claims.
  • Assist and act for the Associate Chief Counsel (PSI) in the overall executive direction to staff engaged in drafting revenue rulings, revenue procedures, notices, announcements, and news releases to be published for the guidance of taxpayers and IRS personnel; issuing technical advice memoranda responding to questions raised by IRS examiners; issuing private letter rulings and general technical information letters in response to requests from taxpayers; and preparing Chief Counsel Advice and other legal opinions for other Chief Counsel offices and IRS functions with respect to legal questions raised in litigation and IRS programs.
  • Assist the Associate and the Division Counsel, consistent with the Chief Counsel Directives Manual, in formulating and directing programs and policies with respect to litigation of PSI issues in the U.S. Tax Court consistent with the Chief Counsel Directives. Assure IRS-wide consistency of approach in PSI tax litigation; prepare and approve Chief Counsel Actions on Decision; consult with the Division Counsel as to the defense or settlement of PSI cases pending in U.S. Tax Court and, together with the Division Counsel, review and coordinate pleadings, briefs, settlement documents, notices of appeal, and other materials prepared in connection with U.S. Tax Court litigation involving passthroughs and special industries. Except with respect to certiorari matters, the Deputy and the Associate, in consultation with the Division Counsel, approve recommendations of acquiescence and non-acquiescence in adverse decisions and orders in such cases and suits and makes recommendations to the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding appeals, offers in compromise, or settlements in such cases or suits pending on appeal.
  • Coordinate appellate and certiorari litigation with the Chief Counsel and Commissioner of Internal Revenue, as appropriate.

Job Requirements:

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

Qualification & Experience:

  • Possess at least the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • Must be an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • Desired Education/Experience: An LL.M. in Taxation is desired but not required. 7 years of professional legal tax experience is desired

Job Details:

Company: Internal Revenue Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Washington, DC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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