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Tax - General Attorney in Washington, DC

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Posted on

Jan 11, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 142701 to 170800 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States
Practice Area
Tax >> Tax - General
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Attorney Advisor (Tax), Senior Technical Reviewer (International), GS 15
Duties: The incumbent of this position serves as a Senior Technical Reviewer in Branch 1 of the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International), where he/she acts as legal and technical consultant to the Branch Chief, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel, Associate Chief Counsel (International), and, as assigned, to other officials in the Office of Chief Counsel on some of the most difficult, important, and complex professional legal matters concerned with the work of Branch 1, or which may affect the work of other Branches of the office, or other components of the Office of Chief Counsel. Such matters usually arise in connection with (a) technical advice to all field functions, (b) actions on decisions, (c) briefs, (d) unusual technical problems handled by the Branch, (e) publication program, (f) letter rulings, (g) treaties, (h) regulations, (i) legislation, and (j) certain designated substantive tax matters affecting international tax transactions. These matters involve detailed and extensive research on complicated legal problems and the development of recommendations as to the positions to be taken by the Branch and the Office. The principal subject matter areas of the branch include jurisdiction over discrete issues involving income tax treaties, cross border employment issues (including pensions, stock options and social security issues), inbound taxation of foreign corporations (sections 864, 882 and 884), the residence and taxation of nonresident aliens, hybrid entities in the treaty context, the taxation and reporting rules for foreign trusts and estates, special rules for individuals who expatriate, transportation income and the foreign insurance excise tax.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: To qualify for this position at the GS-15 grade level, must have 1+ year of specialized experience, equivalent in scope and effect to the GS-14 level. Specialized experience: Thorough and comprehensive professional knowledge of Internal Revenue and Federal tax laws and regulations, and decisions applicable thereto, particularly as they relate to foreign and international tax laws and transactions. Must possess specific substantive knowledge and experience over discrete issues with respect to transfer pricing and related regimes and penalties, e-commerce, the section 250 deduction for foreign-derived intangible income and global intangible low-taxed income and certain sourcing provisions, and familiarity with the APMA Program and Treaty and Transfer Pricing Operations. The J.D. and/or the LL.M. must be from an ABA-accredited law school. 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. 1+ year of professional legal experience refers to full-time work after admittance to the bar. Experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through Volunteer Service.

Education: Must possess a J.D. and have one year of general legal experience plus three years of professional legal tax experience. An LL.M. degree in the field of the position (tax) may be substituted for one year of general legal experience listed above. Specialized experience may have been gained while employed in a professional legal position in the Federal, state, or local government, the private sector including law firms, or nongovernmental organizations.

Note: This job is open to Federal employees - Excepted service; Current excepted service federal employees; Internal to an agency; Current federal employees of this agency; Clarification from the agency; Office of Chief Counsel Employees Only.

Deadline: 01/19/2021.

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