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Grade: 14

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.

You must have (1) one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the grade 13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience with application of tax law to transfer pricing projects, including application of the Internal Revenue Code, corresponding Treasury Regulations, tax treaties, Court decisions and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines to transfers of tangible and intangible property, high value services, and risk allocation; examining or planning multiple, interrelated transfer pricing issues undertaken by large multinational companies; performing research and analysis of transfer pricing issues; conducting various kinds of analyses verifying taxpayers’ economic structure, business practices and functions; reviewing and analyzing economic, financial, operational and financial and tax data to determine the existence of a potential transfer pricing issue; performing analyses to determine and/or evaluate the correct reporting of intercompany transactions; providing technical advice concerning transfer pricing issues on cases; providing advice and recommendations to other employees within issue networks or during workshops and other knowledge sharing forums. Preparing and delivering written and oral communications to explain and defend transfer pricing positions; holding conferences with key corporate tax and other company officials, representatives, and others to present and discuss transfer pricing positions and analysis; and serving, where necessary, as a qualified witness in litigation cases.

1 Which of the following is true about your specialized experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience.
  • I have less than one (1) year of specialized experience.
2 How have you contributed to the workplace environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Managed the development of personnel, who have less experience in transfer pricing than myself.
  • Developed and presented transfer pricing content for my colleagues or clients.
  • Managed a transfer pricing project, involving others, to deliver quality work products.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the answer that best describes your highest level of personal experience conducting transfer pricing projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Worked with others on transfer pricing projects that required me to cooperate, coordinate activities, and reach consensus with fellow employees.
  • Served as a team/project leader on transfer pricing projects that required me to cooperate with others, coordinate activities, reach consensus, and implement project plans.
  • Served as a project manager on transfer pricing projects, supervised team members, developed/created project plans, and served as a team/project leader that required me to cooperate with others, coordinate activities, reach consensus, and implement project plans.
  • None of the above
4 Which of the following describes your experience conducting research and developing issues as they relate to transfer pricing? Answer to this question is required
  • Independently conducted research and made sound judgments in interpretation based upon published guidance in the area of transfer pricing.
  • Responded to requests from the IRS for factual information relevant to a transfer pricing functional or economic analysis.
  • Identified potential opportunities to improve my firm’s or client's transfer pricing.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following do you have experience performing? Answer to this question is required
  • Using spreadsheets and/or databases to analyze, extrapolate and summarize data.
  • Preparing or reviewing transfer pricing studies to assess and analyze transfer pricing issues.
  • Using On-line tax research tools such as LEXIS-NEXIS, Westlaw, Capital IQ, Bureau van Dijk, and other research services for international tax law and treaties.
  • Determining the relevant Treasury Regulations, court cases, or treaty articles that apply to a company’s facts and circumstances to effectively develop a case.
  • None of the above.
6 What types of transfer pricing issues have you personally been materially involved in the development of? Answer to this question is required
  • Cost Sharing agreements.
  • Transfers of Intangible property via sale, license, or transaction subject to IRC Section 367(d)
  • Provision of Services, including determining whether an activity resulted in a benefit to the recipient.
  • Transfers of Risk.
  • Transfer of Tangible property.
  • Intercompany loans, guarantees, or other financial transactions.
  • Advanced Pricing Agreements.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following tasks do you have experience with as they relate to transfer pricing issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Drafted intercompany agreements.
  • Drafted transfer pricing studies.
  • Drafted planning scenarios, which involve the improvement or optimization of your firm (or your client's) transfer pricing.
  • Drafted responses to inquiries from domestic or foreign tax authorities.
  • Drafted a closing agreement.
  • Prepared for, conducted and defended functional analysis interviews of company employees
  • Published transfer pricing research articles.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the statement that best describes your experience with profits based methods. Answer to this question is required
  • Theoretical understanding of profits based methods; that is, my experience is limited to having read about them in the Treasury regulations, case law, OECD Guidelines, or foreign law.
  • Experience with reviewing and analyzing transfer pricing studies in which the best method (or corroborative method) was profits based.
  • Experience selecting, applying, and defending profits based methods as the best method.
  • Experience drafting a protest or rebuttal of positions, involving the appropriateness of profits based methods as the best method.
  • Experience selecting, applying, and defending profits based methods as the best method. And I have experience drafting a protest or rebuttal of positions, involving the appropriateness of profits based methods as the best method.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience with transactional methods. Answer to this question is required
  • Theoretical understanding of transactional based methods; that is, my experience is limited to having read about them in the Treasury regulations, case law, OECD Guidelines, or foreign law.
  • Experience with reviewing and analyzing transfer pricing studies in which the best method (or corroborative method) was a transactional based method.
  • Experience selecting, applying, and defending transactional based methods as the best method.
  • Experience rebutting positions, involving the appropriateness of transactional based methods as the best method.
  • Experience selecting, applying, and defending transactional based methods as the best method. And I have experience rebutting positions, involving the appropriateness of transactional based methods as the best method.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the statement that best describes your experience with cost sharing agreements. Answer to this question is required
  • Theoretical understanding of cost sharing agreements; that is, my experience is limited to having read about them in the Treasury regulations, case law, OECD Guidelines, or foreign law.
  • Experience with reviewing and analyzing transfer pricing studies involving cost sharing agreements.
  • Experience in drafting, negotiating or implementing cost sharing agreements
  • Experience preparing protests or rebutting positions, involving the arms-length nature of a cost sharing agreement.
  • Experience drafting, negotiating or implementing cost sharing agreements. And I have experience rebutting positions, involving the arms-length nature of a cost sharing agreement.
  • None of the above.
11 Please select all the statements below that accurately reflect your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Regularly work on several projects simultaneously.
  • Routinely and successfully work on projects with milestones and deadlines set by others.
  • Plan project work schedules, setting or negotiating deadlines or milestones with customers or colleagues.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience with requests for transfer pricing information and documentation. Answer to this question is required
  • Written requests that relate to transfer pricing.
  • Written requests that relate to transfer pricing and have discussed them with corporate, business, and tax officials.
  • Written requests that relate to transfer pricing, discussed them with corporate, business, and tax officials, and have incorporated facets of those responses into Reports, and other written tax documents.
  • None of the above.
13 Which of the following describes your experience with interviews as they relate to the development of transfer pricing issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared questions that were used to interview corporate, business, and tax officials in matters that relate to transfer pricing.
  • Assisted in conducting interviews of corporate, business, and tax officials in matters that relate to transfer pricing.
  • Led interviews of corporate, business, and tax officials in matters that relate to transfer pricing.
  • Taken notes during corporate, business, and tax officials interviews related to transfer pricing issues and have shared said notes with the company or interview subject for their review and concurrence.
  • Incorporated notes from corporate, business, and tax officials interviews in transfer pricing studies, NOPAs, Protests, or Rebuttals.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

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