NEW YORK – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is offering more than 700 new jobs to assist taxpayers in Taxpayer Assistance Centers across the United States.
“Providing more services is a key priority at the IRS for the upcoming tax filing season,” said Ken Corbin, Taxpayer Experience Officer and Pay and Investments Commissioner for the service. “We are working to have more than 270 walk-in sites properly staffed to provide needed and qualified assistance to taxpayers. This will be the first time in a decade that our walk-in sites will be fully staffed “
This increase in staff is part of IRS enhancements enabled by the Inflation Reduction Act funding passed in August 2022, with additional updates on the implementation of the 10-year landmark law to be provided soon.
IRS employees not only serve the agency, but are essential to the nation’s tax administration, which collects approximately 96% of the nation’s revenue needed to finance nearly every federal government program. The work the agency does supports America’s vital initiatives ranging from national security and defense to social security, as well as programs and projects that include parks and forests, highways and bridges, libraries, museums, schools and more. Are included.
For these 700 vacancies, the technical positions required are Individual Taxpayer Counseling Specialists who provide face-to-face assistance at IRS TAC offices and Initial Support Representatives, responsible for receiving and determining the needs of taxpayers visiting IRS offices.
These positions have competitive pay and benefits, including on-the-job training, opportunities for advancement, health and life insurance, and a federal pension.
The IRS also offers many workplace flexibilities to help employees balance career and home, with 11 paid holidays, 13 days of vacation and sick leave. Other work/life balance programs include flexible working hours, child care subsidy programs, employee assistance programs, health services, and paid maternity/paternity leave.
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In addition to face-to-face representatives and telephone assistants, the IRS is working to hire additional people across the agency, not only in taxpayer service areas, but also in information technology and compliance positions.
The IRS encourages those looking for a new opportunity or just beginning their working life to consider a career with the IRS.
All employees must be US citizens and must pass a fingerprint check and an FBI tax compliance check. Federal experience is not required. The applicant may have experience in the public sector, private sector or volunteer service.
The agency encourages prospective employees to attend the next IRS Career Information Session on November 17 at 1:00 p.m. to learn more about the position and requirements, how to apply, and all federal service benefits.
You can go here to register for the recruiting information session on November 17th at 1PM ET.
For more information about these job opportunities, visit here or on this website.
The IRS has already hired more than 4,000 people to fill critical customer service representative positions.