General Attorney (Tax) Job in Washington, District of Columbia – Department of the Treasury



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General Attorney (Tax) – Washington, District of Columbia
Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury
Job ID: 396532
Start Date: 01/26/2021
End Date: 06/30/2021

Qualification Summary
You must meet the following requirements by the cut-off dates of this announcement:
GS-14: Possess a J.D. andthree years of professional attorney experience – one year of general legal attorney experience plus two years of legal tax experience (comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service). OR Possess an LL.M. degreeandtwo years oflegal taxexperience (comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service). In addition,2 Yearsof Specialized experience is required in at leastone of the following areas of tax expertise: Corporate; Financial Institutions and Products; Income and Products; Income Tax and Accounting; International; Passthroughs and Special Industries; Proceduresand Administration;or Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations, and Employment Taxes. Tax Area Expertise is defined as, but not limited to the following:
Corporate: Experience working onthe application of Federal Income Tax laws concerning Subchapter C and the consolidated return regulations to complex corporate transactional issues.
Financial Institutions and Products: Tax matters involving financial institutions; the taxation of financial products or transactions including deposits, debt instruments, options, forwards, futures, notional principal contracts, and other derivative financial products, virtual currency, or other financial transactions; the taxation of gain or loss on disposition of property; or cross-border aspects of financial institutions and financial products
Income Tax and Accounting: Providing legal advice and litigation support on tax matters involving recognition and timing of income and deductions of individuals and corporations, sales and exchanges, capital gains and losses, accounting methods and periods, installment sales, long-term contracts, inventories and alternative minimum tax to the Internal Revenue Service, the Office of Chief Counsel, the Department of the Treasury, or to other government agencies and the public.
International: Legal tax experience in U.S. international tax matters. Such experience includes taxation of inbound or outbound investment, including areas such as the TCJA provisions, income tax treaties, subpart F, foreign tax credits and sourcing of income and deductions, international corporate and partnership issues, cross-border financial transactions, transfer pricing, and withholding, in the context of planning, examination, and/or litigation, and assignments involving complex and difficult legal questions requiring extensive research, analysis, and evaluation.
Passthroughs and Special Industries: Tax matters involving income taxes of S corporations, partnerships (including limited liability companies), trusts, estates, gifts, generation-skipping transfers, certain excise taxes, income tax credits, cooperative housing corporations, farmers’ and other cooperatives, low-income housing credit, research and expenditures, and certain homeowner associations.
Procedures and Administration: Experience with Federal Tax Practice and Procedure issues which include extensive research, analysis and evaluation of complex and difficult legal questions.
Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations, and Employment Taxes: Experience handling of sophisticated legal issues and interpretation and/or compliance work related to exempt organizations tax issue, employment taxes, Health and Welfare tax issues, Qualified Plans, or executive compensation
Other qualifications for this position include: The J.D. and/or LL.M. must be from an ABA-accredited law school.
Candidates must be admitted to practice law before the highest court of a state or territory of the United States; the District of Columbia; or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
One year of professional legal experience refers to full-time work after admittance to the bar. Part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
The professional legal experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.
To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate on your resume the dates of employment by month/year,as well as the number of hours worked per week.

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