An entry-level position that opens possibilities? It’s true. When you enter the IRS as an Internal Revenue Agent, you build a broad set of practical skills through multiple training opportunities. You’ll also have plenty of diverse career tracks to consider as you experience swift career progression. Internal Revenue Agents have GS-5/7/9/11 career ladders — which means they can enter as a Grade 5 and advance to a Grade 11 without competition. It’s a great place to start. In fact, many members of our leadership and executive teams first began their career as an Internal Revenue Agent.
As an Internal Revenue Agent, you’ll be a proactive decision-maker, working side-by-side with customers, businesses, CFOs, CEOs and the legal and financial communities. You’ll use the latest in computers, telecommunications and data management systems. Interacting with taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and more, you’ll display a keen knowledge of changing tax laws and accounting practices, as well as various types of businesses and industries. Your work will be to educate, assist and counsel.
In addition to the substantive and rewarding work, you can take satisfaction in knowing that you’re serving your nation. You’ll also enjoy an outstanding work-life balance, great insurance, and retirement benefits you can keep throughout your federal career. And if you want to continue your formal education, the IRS has a great tuition assistance program.
Internal Revenue Agent requirements include US citizenship, plus either a four-year degree or experience along with 30 semester hours of accounting coursework.
For more information, please view or download the following:
- Internal Revenue Agent, GS-0512 Information
- Basic Requirements for Positions GS-5 and Above
- Application Procedures
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If you have significant professional accounting experience, click here to learn about our senior-level Internal Revenue Agent careers.