What do you know about IRS agents?

What do IRS agents do, on a day to day basis? What sort of money do they make, and where would they work? I know they do tax returns for individuals and businesses, but does anyone know specifics that could help me out?

Asked By: andHallelujah. - 4/4/2010
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When I left the IRS in 2005 there were 2 career paths in the Examination division that were commonly referred to as 'agents'. FIRST OFF...IRS agents do NOT prepare tax returns for taxpayers. There are employees who work in a Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) who provide tax preparation assistance. These are usually... More
Answered By: MisterZero - 4/4/2010
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There is a pretty wide variety of positions in the IRS. They do more than check 1040's & audit people.
Answered By: hattrick - 4/4/2010
Depend on job and degrees they may do audited or make sure the right refund to the right people or houses. Just normal job like normal work force.You have to know the Tax Code created by Congress. They are enforced agency of the tax law... More
Answered By: Hoa N - 4/4/2010
IRS agents do not do tax returns. They are armed, badge-carrying law enforcement officers of the US Treasury Department. Their job is to enforce the collection of US taxes, by force if necessary. Thankfully it rarely comes down to force, but they are prepared to use it if necessary. Badged enforcement agents make... More
Answered By: Bash Limpbutt's Oozing Cyst© - 4/4/2010
there are different kinds of employee, some are agents, some clerks, some officers, you can find job openings at
Answered By: tro - 4/4/2010
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