The Internal Revenue Service, a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, is the tax-collection agency of the U.S. and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.
The IRS is hiring hundreds of new employees into its corporate division for stepped-up efforts to track down wealthy tax evaders, as well as in new offices looking into a range of industries including:
-- financial services
-- retail, food, pharmaceuticals and health care
-- natural resources and construction
-- communications, technology and media
The IRS hires a slew of temporary workers each year for income-tax filing season -- January through May. Positions typically include data transcribers, clerks, tax examiners and contact representatives.
Attacks and threats against IRS workers are so common that the agency has a toll-free line, email address and internal messaging system to report them quickly. Threats have continued to pour in following the plane attack on the Austin, Texas, office.
The IRS's recruiting makes a point to reach out to people with disabilities, retirees and military-service personnel and veterans, touting the bureau's job security, training and federal-employee benefits.