Website WV State Tax Department
Important: You must apply for this job through the WV Division of Personnel at the application URL below, no later than April 13, 2022.
The Tax Department is seeking an entry-level attorney to join its legal team. Under direct guidance of the managing attorney, the chosen candidate will perform entry level work providing legal advice and representation on behalf of the agency. Once admitted to the bar, the chosen candidate will represent the WV State Tax Department and Tax Commissioner before the Office of Tax Appeals with regard to taxpayer petitions for refund and petitions for reassessment. This administrative-level litigation representation involves research and writing of briefs and presentation of evidence before the tribunal. May also represent the agency before county Commissions regarding property tax valuations. Performs extensive legal research in order to respond to requests for information from taxpayers and other government entities; writes draft letter rulings, guidance on taxability of certain goods and services, and past practices issued to taxpayers. Writes responses to other government agencies, professional organizations such as law firms and accounting firms, and other entities outside State government about a variety of issues involving tax requirements. Examples include, but are not limited to, the impact to proposed economic development and the potential impact of changes to tax code on the Tax Department and the administration of State taxes, or vice versa. May assist in the drafting of legislation and rules required to implement changes in Tax Code, law, rule, and policy. This is an entry level position, and it is expected that the incumbent will require specific training before they are able to operate independently. An Attorney 1 typically will start with the more technical aspects of the Division’s work in order to gain familiarity with the taxes administered by the Department. Once a level of proficiency is obtained, the incumbent may be assigned more complicated matters, including litigation. Intermittent travel may be needed, so a valid driver’s license is required. Applicants are subject to an extensive criminal background investigation and tax compliance check. The chosen applicant must be a member of the WV State Bar or be admitted to the WV State Bar within twelve (12) months of hire. Performs related work as required.
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