Did you know the Internal Revenue Service has a unit dedicated to helping taxpayers resolve problems? If you’re like many of us, you never think about the IRS except at tax time…but if you have an interest in tax law, enjoy working with people and want a unique opportunity to help others; the Taxpayer Advocate Service is the place for you.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS whose employees assist taxpayers who are experiencing financial difficulties, who are seeking help in resolving tax problems that have not been resolved through normal channels, or who believe an IRS system or procedure isn’t working as it should. Each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have at least one Local Taxpayer Advocate, who is independent of the local IRS office and reports directly to the National Taxpayer Advocate.
We are the taxpayer’s voice at the IRS. We offer free service, tailored to the needs of any person (or business) whose situation meets our criteria. We protect the rights of every taxpayer who comes to us, and advocate on behalf of all taxpayers by working to simplify and reduce the burden of the tax code.
We make a difference in people's lives
TAS employees help taxpayers every day. Almost 300,000 people came to us for assistance in fiscal year 2010. We guide taxpayers through the often-confusing process of resolving tax problems that they haven’t been able to solve on their own.
We have a variety of positions:
- Administrative and Clerical
- Intake Advocate
- Case Advocate
- Managerial (Local Taxpayer Advocate)
Visit our website for more information about us.