IRS Tax Examiner Interview Questions

Updated Aug 13, 2015
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Tax Examiner Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at IRS.

Interview

Well, there is nothing exceptional about it at all. Its an interview for a government position. If you fill out all there paperwork it should be smooth sailing. Just make sure you DO finish all your paperwork. That is key.

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    Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IRS.

    Interview

    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

    Not applicable.

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    Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IRS (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    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

    none

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    Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IRS (Austin, TX) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Initially, I had to apply through the federal job website, then complete numerous processing forms (e.g. background check form, tax compliance form) and fingerprinting. Subsequently, I was contacted over the phone and had a brief interview with the hiring manager. The interview consisted of about six or seven questions and lasted about 15 - 20 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    It just necessitated replying to a job offer email.

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    Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IRS (New York, NY) in January 2013.

    Interview

    three different exam and additional training.Share your interview experience insights with job seekers so that they can know what to expect from the hiring process.We review and approve every submission against our Community Guidelines before it is published to the site

    Interview Questions

    • no interview question, only exams We review and approve every submission against our Community Guidelines before it is published to the site   1 Answer
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    Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at IRS (Austin, TX) in August 2011.

    Interview

    You apply online through USAJOBS.GOV. This process takes a while. I think it was about 3 months when I got an email to show up at a "cattle call" In this process there were about 300 people, a bunch of standing in line for finger printing (for background checks) also quick 2 minute 1:1 interviews, then you go home. Then about 3 months after that, they call and offer you a position the starts in 8 days.

    Interview Questions

    • They probably asked if there was a time in previous work where I handled sensitive data and to explain.   1 Answer
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    Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IRS (Ogden, UT) in February 2008.

    Interview

    I found the job listing on a job board and was asked to come in for a test. It was a similar test to the SAT. Once my score was tabulated, I spoke briefly with a recruiter who placed me in a position. It was an easy process, really, but there are a lot of background checks you must submit to to work for the government.

    Interview Questions

    • You have to submit to annual training to affirm that you won't disclose any sensitive taxpayer information. There is a lot that goes into that, and it's often difficult for some people to comply.   1 Answer
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    Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IRS in January 2011.

    Interview

    You must apply online using usajobs.gov. If you have a 4-year degree, you should automatically qualify. If you're a military veteran or have prior service in any federal agency, you will be on a preferred list and be contacted before those who do not. You'll receive an email telling you to report to the local campus, where you will get fingerprinted and fill out a bazillion forms. Make sure to know where you've worked and lived for the past 10 years for the background check. Make sure you are current and paid in full for both state & federal tax obligations.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation.

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