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Pepperdine University School of Law

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

IRS Office of Chief Counsel (P&A) Seeks Attorney in Washington, D.C.

Irs_logo_148 The IRS's Office of Chief Counsel is seeking to fill an attorney position in the Procedure & Administration (P&A) business unit in Washington, D.C.:

With the Internal Revenue Service as its client and 1500 attorneys on staff, the Office of Chief Counsel is the preeminent employer for tax attorneys in the country. Our attorneys are valued assets and the legal experience provided in Chief Counsel is unlike any other. Chief Counsel attorneys provide top quality legal advice and representation to the IRS in the administration of the nation's tax laws.

The Associate Chief Counsel, Procedure & Administration located in Washington, DC, comprises approximately 120 attorneys who work in three primary areas: Administrative Provisions and Judicial Practice; Collection, Bankruptcy and Summonses; and Disclosure and Privacy Law. P&A attorneys handle a broad range of issues and work assignments that are fundamental to efficient tax administration, as well as advising the Chief Counsel and the IRS in all facets of judicial and tax administrative practice. P&A attorneys handle published guidance, advice and litigation related to a number of subject: reporting and paying taxes; assessing and collecting taxes (including interest and penalties); abating, crediting, or refunding over-assessments or overpayments of tax; filing information returns; bankruptcy; summonses and information gathering; federal tax liens and levies; damage claims; attorney fees; disclosure, privacy and Freedom of Information Act issues; and judicial practice and judicial doctrines. Additionally, P&A attorneys have the opportunity to argue motions before the Tax Court.

Major Duties: The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS serves as independent counsel to the IRS Commissioner and furnishes legal advice and representation nationwide on matters related to the administration and enforcement of internal revenue laws.

Salary: $62,866 - $114,882.

Application Deadline:  December 2, 2005.

For more information and to apply, see here.

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