IRS Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2014
Updated Aug 9, 2014
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  1.  

    Revenue Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at IRS.

    Interview Details

    You apply on usajobs. When you fill out the grade questionnaire the answers are important. Then you are invited to take a test online. The results of the test and qualifications are scored giving you a ranking. They interview the highest ranking individuals. It took about 6 months to get a job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle working with an individual who owes more than she can afford to pay?   View Answer
    • You have a voicemail, email, and a case you are supposed to be working on, what do you do?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There isn't much room for negotiating. If you make more currently you should try to bring it up. Most people start with what they are offered. Grade is very important. The grade you start at cannot be changed once you start working.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Revenue Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 12 months - interviewed at IRS in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was a group interview, done by a panel of 3 supervisors/group managers. They ask a specific set of questions, some are harder, depending upon the candidate, or who they want to let in or promote. No hiring in the last 3 years, and none on the horizon. It is always hard when you are going up against the considered favorite.

    Interview Questions
    • I do not remember the hardest question I was asked as they all appeared to be difficult.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Computer Audit Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Plantation, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plantation, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at IRS.

    Interview Details

    knowledge of Audit process, tax law and computers

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Revenue Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IRS.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was by a panel and they asked several "what would you do" type scenario questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Revenue Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 9 months - interviewed at IRS.

    Interview Details

    After many months, I received a phone call for a panel interview. The interviewers where professional and friendly. The questions were mostly regarding basic accounting principles with an ethical and personal question.

    Interview Questions
    • Ethical Question: How would you handle a sititation where you had overheard only part of a conversation but what you heard sounded like a bribe. A.) Talk to the employee B) Talk to management C) Turn them into the inspector general.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Contact Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at IRS.

    Interview Details

    Completed the online application two days before announcement expired, received a call to complete fingerprinting two months later, received a call to complete computer/practice call assessment a month afterwards and received an offer for employment about three months after the assessment.

    Interview Questions
    • There was NO interview back in 2006 for contact reps. You have to complete an assessment on a computer taking phone calls from a recruiter that you cannot see. They did not want to see if you would have the right answers necessarily...but rather, if HOW you answered them and followed directions. TIP: They are always monitoring your professionalism. Most of the escorts are actually MANAGERS so behave professionally, dress well and act as if someone is watching you at all times (because they are). 4 years later, I became a Lead / Manager and know first hand. Best wishes   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was NO negotiation at the time. Now, they base it on your education/experience level and you WILL be measured up to your abilities later on.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  8.  

    Internal Revenue Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Quincy, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quincy, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IRS in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview is an option. It was also a panel interview of 4. All members of the panel were professional and pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were out of the ordinary or difficult.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The position is a none paying internship. Negotiations do not apply.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at IRS.

    Interview Details

    Initial hiring is based on an online application, screening, and scoring system. Itf referred for consideration, it is more of a process for lower level than an interview. Application should NOT be a one or two page resume. Make it relevant, but be sure to be as detailed as possible.

    Negotiation Details
    Not applicable.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  10.  

    Operations Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at IRS.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview is the only process for hiring. they do not provide onsite interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me the time when you were doing the project handling with the data analysis.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IRS.

    Interview Details

    There was a job application to fill out at their site. There was also a test of general basic skills that a high school graduate would have followed by a brief interview for those who passed. The interviewer just asked if I was fine with the job conditions and requirements (such as wearing a headset, etc.). There were no questions on my backgroud or qualifications.

    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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