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Do Millennials Want to be IRS Tax Attorneys? The IRS Thinks They Should

Submitted by admin on Fri, 3/27/2015 - 4:10 am

Forty percent of the workforce will retire in about four years. Comparatively, employees under 30 years of age are only at about three percent of the work force. Those working for the IRS are typically of an older generation, and millennials often assume that the technology used is outdated and the establishment as a whole can come off as a storied bureaucracy. The IRS is making a consorted effort to recruit millennials and those of a younger generation and groom them to be tax professionals such as IRS tax attorneys or accountants. Working for the IRS is not viewed as a glamorous company to work for, but many believe that perception should change.

The IRS Wants to Convince Millennials It’s Cool to Work There, April 2015

A recent articles from AccountToday.com states:

“Millennials do want to work for an organization that benefits society and to see how their work is tied to the bigger picture, says Dan Schwabel, founder of workplacetrends.com. The IRS is doing its best to market itself as such a place: ‘There’s an agency looking for new talent to enable growth for our entire nation,’ reads the recruiting page for students and recent grads. ‘You’ll be part of a tax collection process that funds our nation’s most vital programs—from securing the nation and protecting social services, to maintaining parklands and forests, building libraries, opening museums, enhancing schools and much, much more.’ Young people also care a lot about having a good work-life balance, and government jobs have a reputation for being 9-to-5. Added bonus: Presumably the job involves staring at computer screens all day.”

Many believe that a younger generation might mesh with the IRS culture more than they think. Despite that, younger applicants are scarce. This may have something to do with budget cuts throughout the IRS as a whole. In the last few years the organization has cut staff through attrition, and hasn’t had a chance to hire from any particular demographic. When the IRS is back flowing, it wants millennials. Millennials care about rising quickly through the ranks and retiring early, which is something the IRS can offer. Whether a young person plans to be a quality IRS tax attorney in Minneapolis, or an accountant specializing in IRS wage garnishments right in their hometown- considering the IRS for a career can be a good idea.

(Source: The IRS Wants to Convince Millennials It’s Cool to Work There, April 2015)