Winter 2020 - Tax Advocacy & Controversy Legal Intern

Chicago, IL
Full Time
Job #: 12878
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm whose specialized professionals guide clients through an ever-changing business world, helping them win now and anticipate tomorrow. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly, and its affiliated entities, have operations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 145 territories, with 34,700 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.6 billion. Visit or join the conversation on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

  • As a Tax Advocacy and Controversy Services Intern you will have the opportunity to:
  • Research and draft technical memoranda to support tax return reporting positions, responses to IRS Information Document Requests and Notices of Proposed Adjustments, Protests of Proposed Examination Changes, Private Letter Ruling requests, and penalty abatement requests
  • Assist with client representation at IRS Examination, Appeals, and Collections
  • Preparation of Income Tax Returns and Information Reports
  • Draft internal correspondence on topical tax law issues
  • Negotiate voluntary disclosures for delinquent unclaimed property reports and tax returns
  • Conduct due diligence to identify tax exposure for various transactions

Desired Skills & Experience

Successful candidates will:
  • Be enrolled in a full-time JD or LLM program during the 2019/2020 academic year 3L or LLM in Taxation candidate preferred
  • Undergraduate degree in finance or accounting preferred
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for finding creative and efficient solutions to analytical problems
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

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