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Editor: Paul L. Caron, Dean
Pepperdine University School of Law

Thursday, January 26, 2006

IRS Office of Chief Counsel (SB/SE) Seeks Attorneys in Various Offices

Irs_logo_192The IRS's Office of Chief Counsel is seeking to fill attorney position in the Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division in these offices:

SB/SE is the largest Chief Counsel division, with 440 attorneys assigned to 49 field offices. These attorneys generally work directly with IRS field agents, providing legal advice on tax cases involving individuals and small businesses, and on all cases involving collection and bankruptcy issues. When these cases go to trial, SB/SE attorneys are usually the IRS litigators, with direct responsibility for identifying the desired legal theories, developing the trial strategies, and representing the IRS in court.

Major Duties: This position is located in the Division Counsel, Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE). SBSE attorneys typically spend most of their time handling Tax Court and bankruptcy cases. Over 95 percent of the 20,000 Tax Court cases filed last year were assigned to SB/SE attorneys. In most field offices, bankruptcy cases are assigned to attorneys who are designated Special Assistant United States Attorneys. Attorneys may also be assigned to assist the Department of Justice in the handling of collection, refund and other cases in the U.S. District Courts. Through client support and litigation, SB/SE attorneys have an opportunity to further their knowledge of tax law and to develop expertise on a wide variety of complex technical, procedural, and tax issues.

Salary: $63,719 - $118,828.

Application Deadline:  Today.

For further details, see here.

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