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IRS Hiring 200 More Attorneys


The Internal Revenue Service plans to hire up to 200 more attorneys to combat abusive tax schemes. The Office of Chief Council this week said the will help combat syndicated conservation easements, abusive micro-captive insurance arrangements and other tax schemes.  

Positions will be available in more than 50 locations in thiscountry and first announcements of openings have been posted on USAJOBS.

Positions are available for both large business and international, small business and self-employed, and technical slots.

New hires will handle such areas as cases in the United States Tax Court and serving as fact and expert witnesses serving on trial teams for the agency’s largest and most complex trial. Others will be employed by the  Department of Justice Tax Division, which handles refund cases in district courts and the Court of Federal Claims.

Also, attorneys will serve in the IRS national office, focusing on “developing global regulatory solutions to the most sophisticated and abusive transactions and providing highly specialized advice to IRS litigation teams,” the announcement said.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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