The Tax Institute is a research organization that works as part of H&R Block, the world’s largest tax preparation company. We are looking for curious individuals who enjoy tax and want to put their research and writing skills to work. You will assist H&R Block Tax Professionals by providing written advice on tax law and regulations, explaining calculations, and tax compliance issues on a wide variety of tax problems. Top candidates should have excellent written communication skills, experience in tax preparation or tax research, familiarity with online tax research tools, and the ability to work independently. Accepted candidates located outside of the Kansas City metropolitan area will work remotely.
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Job Profile Summary Seasonal Position: Aug. – Dec. 2021 Performs independent research, and analysis of federal, state, local, and international tax issues and forms. Resolves questions from customers, tax professionals, and internal associates. Puts into practice sound research methods, as well as measurable productivity and work-product standards. Provides tax-related guidance within the department as well as to other H&R Block departments. Job Responsibilities Responsibility % of Time 90: Performs independent research, tax preparation, and analysis of federal, state, local, and international tax issues and forms. Resolves tax-related questions from tax professionals, and other H&R Block departments. 10: Participates in the day-to-day activities of various tax research projects under direction to implement sound tax research processes and identify/resolve tax-related issues. Work Environment: Standard Office Environment and/or Remote Special Physical Requirements: None Travel: Less than 5% Education/Work Experience/Qualifications Required: Completed Bachelor’s degree in a related field or the equivalent through a combination of education and related work experience. Preferred: JD, CPA, or relevant Graduate degree Candidates, or related tax/research experience Qualifications Experience Level Intermediate (applied theory): • Basic operational knowledge of tax law and regulations sufficient to understand and explain elements of personal, corporate, partnership, fiduciary, estate, gift, and international taxation. • Writing skills to explain complex tax information in a clear manner and in plain language to clients with a variety of experience and education. Intermediate (practical application): • Knowledge of tax research principles, procedures and techniques. • Proficiency with at least one online tax research tool. • Demonstrated ability to effectively research complex tax issues and effectively communicate findings. • Ability to interpret, analyze and correctly formulate solutions to complex tax situations. • Demonstrated critical, conceptual, intellectual, and problem-solving skills. Novice (limited experience): • Ability to interact effectively with all levels within the company. • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY INDIVIDUALS ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED OF INDIVIDUALS SO CLASSIFIED. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.