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Tax Consultant, Business Tax Services - Tax Controversy Services (17967)

Business Development




Los Angeles, California, United States

Tax Consultant, Business Tax Services - Tax Controversy Services

Are you an experienced advocate with an interest in resolving federal tax controversies? Would you like to assist in resolving federal tax controversies involving a vast array of taxpayers, from large C-corporations to passthrough entities and individuals? Do you enjoy legal research, in addition to oral and written advocacy on behalf of your clients with respect to complex tax issues? Do you have a passion for applying your knowledge of IRS practice and procedure to attaining the best outcomes for your clients? Are you curious about the IRS's new centralized partnership audit regime and how it might apply to passthrough taxpayers?

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, you should consider a career in Deloitte's Business Tax Services (Federal tax) practice with a focus on Federal Tax Controversy!

Work you'll do

As a Tax Consultant within Deloitte's Tax Controversy Services practice, you will be part of an experienced team of professionals committed to resolving clients' federal tax controversies and providing clients with in-depth knowledge of IRS practice and procedure. Deloitte's Federal Tax Controversy professionals work to resolve a wide variety of issues with the IRS and are well-versed in achieving the best possible outcomes on behalf of Deloitte's clients. Many of our professionals have worked, for example, at the IRS and Treasury as executives, counsel, appeals officers, and revenue agents.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Pre-examination audit readiness analysis
  • Examination planning and representation
  • IRS Appeals representation
  • Drafting and negotiation of Private Letter Rulings and 9100 relief requests
  • Drafting of tax opinions and memoranda
  • Penalty abatement requests
  • Litigation support

The Team

At Deloitte Tax LLP, our Federal Tax Controversy team provides dispute resolution services to clients with respect to all types of tax issues, including, for example, those involving transfer pricing, the section 41 research credit, and the section 48 investment tax credit. Our Federal Tax Controversy specialists serve clients ranging from Fortune 100 C-corporations to sophisticated private equity funds and individuals. Our team is committed to leveraging our research and advocacy expertise to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.


  • 1+ years' federal tax experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business-related field
  • CPA certification if qualified to sit for the CPA; if not qualified, licensed attorney, enrolled agent, or other appropriate certification (or in the process of obtaining)
  • Travel up to 25% (While 25% of travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice.)
  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available.

  • Advanced degree such as Masters of Tax, JD and/or LLM, Macc, or MBA
  • Focus on corporate and partnership tax preferred
  • Experience with respect to federal tax controversy issues, specifically
  • Previous law firm, IRS, Treasury, Big 4, or CPA firm experience
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills