IRS Quickly Moves Forward With Taxpayer Service Improvements; 4,000 Hired Plus 1000 More By End Of Year

The Internal Revenue Service announced significant progress to prepare for the 2023 tax filing season as the agency passed a milestone of hiring 4,000 new customer service representatives to help answer phones and provide other services.

These assistors have been hired over the last several months and are being trained to provide help to taxpayers, including answering phone questions. This is part of a much wider IRS improvement effort tied to the Inflation Reduction Act funding approved in August. The IRS continues working hard on implementing the landmark 10-year legislation, and updates on other improvement areas will be provided in the near future.

“The IRS is fully committed to providing the best service possible, and we are moving quickly to use new funding to help taxpayers during the busy tax season,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Our phone lines have been simply overwhelmed during the pandemic, and we have been unable to provide the help that IRS employees want to give and that the nation’s taxpayers deserve. But help is on the way for taxpayers. As the newly hired employees are trained and move online in 2023, we will have more assistors on the phone than any time in recent history.”

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Is the IRS on a hiring spree? John Reyna, Freeman Law, Texas

Yes! So, if you’ve ever wanted to work as an auditor for the IRS, then it’s time to dust off your resume. The IRS is hiring thousands of auditors by the end of September 2021. And if you’re on the other side of the aisle, then take your vacation before October 2021. 

At a recent tax conference, the co-commissioners of IRS’s Small Business/Self-Employed Division and the commissioner of the Criminal Investigation Division announced that they are adding roughly 2,500 new workers before the end of September. Specifically, the SB/SE Division will add about 2,000 positions, including 1,300 revenue agents. The CI Division will add 500 people, with close to half of those being special agents.

Why the sudden influx of employees?

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Technology Company Wants Recently Retired Tax Partners

We have a great problem and we are searching for a solution we know Tax Partners can solve. If you are a Tax Partner currently with a firm, or newly retired one, who wants to benefit with business from our technology platform, please call to discuss your background. We have a great problem that is easily solved with current or former Tax Partners with a wide range of tax expertise. Perhaps you took early retirement…we want you at TaxConnections.

TaxConnections is also searching for actively involved Board Members to share in our growth and development. We have a great vision we want to share with you. You will benefit from the knowledge you have gained over many years as an active part of our team. Call Kat Jennings at 858.999.0053 X100 or email to arrange a time to learn more.

Need Tax Job

As the CEO of TaxConnections, it is important for tax professionals who may find themselves out of work to learn from my years of tax recruiting expertise. Although there will be major layoffs after tax season, I guarantee you that tax professionals will thrive this year and beyond. All of the money that is being provided through the Stimulus Bills coming of Congress will result in massive tax increases. Companies we are talking to now are asking us to help them staff their corporate tax organizations. Many corporate tax professionals working in multinationals have been working remotely all hours of the day for years so they will continue to do the same. These are the smart organizations who understandably know the future will bring increased tax rates. TaxConnections makes it easier for organizations and people to find tax experts to hire searching on our niche tax platform.

During times of uncertainty people behave differently in how they handle their lives. There are tax professional baby boomers who will now retire early because they are ready to do so. These tax professionals do not want to start all over again learning about the tax law changes due to tax reform; they know they must tool up for tax software technology; and they will simply retire earlier than companies expect. As a result, many new tax roles will open up and tax opportunities will abound for technically trained tax professionals. Other tax professionals will take a wait and see approach and will discover later they wished they moved to the front lines sooner; and then there will be tax professionals who simply do not take any action. Tax professionals who take action today to raise their online visibility will thrive with more opportunities coming to them.

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Tax Specialist - San Francisco, CA

TaxConnections has been retained by a family and investment team to recruit a tax professional with 2-5 years of experience in partnerships and closely held corporate taxation.  Rarely does an opportunity become available in this family office because their retention rate is very high! Bottom line, this is a great place to work. Management is fantastic!

The Tax Specialist is responsible for performing tax compliance and planning functions as well as providing tax support for various company entities, which may include Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Corporate entities.

Significant emphasis will be on tax work related to Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies. Prepare federal and state income tax returns and forecasts and perform various tax planning and research projects that involve a high degree of complexity.  Respond to audits by and information requests from various government authorities. Responsibilities include the following:

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Tax Partner- Transfer Pricing ( Law Firm Midwest)

TaxConnections has been retained by a leading multinational law firm to locate a Tax Partner to lead the Midwest region in serving transfer pricing and international clients. This market facing role is due to the continued expansion of the international and transfer pricing practice. The Tax Partner will team with a group of talented economists who are already in place to grow the Midwest tax practice. The law firm currently has about 80 tax lawyers worldwide and this successful practice is expected to double in size over the next five years.

The Tax Partner will assist multinational clients to design, develop, implement, document and defend transfer pricing strategies. They will provide clients guidance in analyzing factual material, communicate the benefits of the transfer pricing methodologies both to government representatives and the courts and negotiate advance pricing agreements on a worldwide basis.

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Director of Tax - Bismarck - North Dakota

TaxConnections has been retained to conduct a search for a Director of Tax for a publically listed regulated company in the North Dakota area. With a presence in more than 48 U.S. states this company employs more than 10,000 professionals. Our client seeks a tax executive with experience in a regulated industry to lead and develop a strong tax team. We would appreciate your review of this opportunity and referring this to anyone you feel would like to learn more about it.

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Tax Executive Jobs - TaxConnections Executive Search Services Division

TaxConnections Executive Search Services division is spearheaded by our CEO Kat Jennings who is an internationally recognized tax executive search expert. For more than three decades, Kat and her highly trained search team have served multinational organizations in attracting the very best tax executives in the world.

The majority of TaxConnections clients seek a dedicated, tightly focused search process that focuses on clients’ particular needs. Our specialty is serving clients who demand the highest standards during the search process for a tax executive. Our executive search services team focuses on high caliber tax executives leading multinational organizations.

Please view our current management level tax searches.



Tax Jobs - Director of Tax Jobs

TaxConnections Executive Search Services Division has been retained on four senior tax executive leadership roles all located in different parts of the country. If you have an interest in a lead tax role in California, North Dakota, New Jersey please contact us at

For your information, TaxConnections Executive Search clients do not advertise any of these opportunities on the job boards. Our clients privately retain us to conduct a comprehensive national search for the lead tax executives they seek.

If you want to be informed privately of tax executive roles unavailable anywhere else in the country, we suggest you become a TaxConnections Member to be the first to be confidentially informed. We reach out to corporate tax executives we know first. It is smart to be in TaxConnections Worldwide Directory of Tax Professionals! Read More

Tax Job, VP Tax, Connecticut

TaxConnections has recently been retained to conduct a search for a VP Tax in Connecticut. We would genuinely appreciate your taking the time to review this opportunity and kindly refer anyone you feel may be interested in learning more.

We are currently seeking a Vice President Tax with the experience and vision to lead and develop a strong global tax team. This key role will oversee the global tax function of our clients global finance organization and executive team. We are looking for a leader who can successfully head the tax function of a public listed company leading cross-functional teams that support domestic and international operations. The successful candidate must be financially savvy, detail-oriented and organized, with good business judgment and strong communication & leadership skills, as well as the ability to build trustworthy relationships with staff, business partners and employees at all levels globally.

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Tax Job, Senior Tax Manager - International

Position is responsible for providing technical tax leadership, with an emphasis on international tax. Position is responsible for international tax matters for the Americas consolidated group including preparation and/or review of international portions of the consolidated tax provision, preparation and/or review of international reporting requirements for the US consolidated return and transfer pricing. Transfer pricing responsibilities include managing documentation processes, preparation and review of various analyses, providing guidance to Brand Finance and Operations teams and intensive interaction with HQ transfer pricing team. Responsible for transfer pricing in a complex inbound, multinational group. Position is responsible for ensuring timely compliance and reporting by the international affiliates in the group for both income and transaction taxes. Highly visible position especially regarding transfer pricing. Significant interaction with the business as well as accounting teams.

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Tax Job, Senior Tax Manager, Pleasanton, CA

The Senior Tax Manager role requires partnership, S corp and individual tax consulting experience and the skills to effectively diagnose clients’ needs in order to develop and implement solutions. Primary responsibilities involve providing tax compliance, tax accounting, tax research and planning on partnerships, s corps and individual tax return for sophisticated clientele. We will build upon your technical strengths in order to expand your expertise in partnership, s corp and individual taxation. Our firm builds well-rounded tax experts to serve a myriad of client needs which leads to continued professional growth. Our culture is to develop trusted tax advisors with sound judgement with the highest ethical standards in the profession. The Senior Tax Manager/Partnerships will be responsible for a range of projects including:

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