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Internal Revenue Service Estate Tax Legal Specialist 12 Month Roster - Wichita in Wichita, Kansas

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Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas: SBSE, Examination Operations, Specialty Examination; Estate & Gift/Excise Tax

The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.

Conducts independent field examinations of estate and gift tax returns involving legal, financial, investigative or other problems of substantial variety and complexity. The potential tax liability is significant.

Determines the nature and extent of the examination to be made of assigned and related returns based on guidelines or information provided by the supervisor or designated senior employee.

Assures that all property or interests of deceased persons and all transferred property of donors are disclosed on assigned returns and accurately valued. Applies audit, investigative and valuation techniques, such as reviewing books and records, analyzing complex legal documents, state inheritance tax proceedings and probate records, reviewing appraisals and available valuation data and case law, and securing and critically evaluating information from third parties to ascertain the value of includable and transferred property.

Reviews appraisals prepared by taxpayer\'s experts and determines the value of business interests and real estate for estate and gift tax examinations.

Analyzes information obtained and determines proper tax liability. This normally involves research into Federal, state, and local laws and court decisions to resolve questions regarding what property is includable in estates, allowable deductions and credits, and transferred property


Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector orVolunteer 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.\ \ You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:\ \ BASIC REQUIREMENT :INSTRUCTIONS: BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:All GRADES -- SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:To be eligible for this position, at any grade level, applicants must demonstrate the following:Knowledge of Legal Industry, including legal practices, federal codes and regulations, and application of complex legal principles to facts.To meet this requirement, the applicant must demonstrate the following experience:

  • Substantive knowledge of state and federal laws, judicial decisions and precedents, legal codes, court procedures, legal practices, legal instruments and documents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules specific to tax administration and compliance.

{=html} <!-- --> - Exceptional skill in researching, interpreting, examining, analyzing and applying relevant state and federal laws, regulations, related statutes, and sub-regulatory guidance, sufficient to produce written reports, relevant forms, instructions, explanatory publications, legal memoranda, proposed legislation, and other materials, sufficient to address taxpayer rights and responsibilities, propose tax legislat on or regulation, and issue opinions and/or decisions specific to tax administration or compliance.