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Employment web page. Click on the article title to read the whole article. A paperclip means the article has an attachment. Click on the paperclip to open the attachment. MOS encourages all qualified military veterans to apply for the IRS jobs posted here or on Most of our members work at the Internal Revenue Service so naturally, we favor our own employer. However, we encourage you to look at all job resources to find that new career to help you reach fulfillment.

 Employment Related Announcements

Iowa Looking for Veterans 
by D.W. Heiser
 1/5/2014 11:58 AM
Jobs at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs 
by D.W. Heiser
 12/9/2013 12:33 PM
VA Announces Aggressive National Recruitment Effort to Hire Mental Health Professionals 
by D.W. Heiser
 6/21/2012 8:33 PM
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces Assistance for Veterans Seeking Jobs in Transportation 
by D.W. Heiser
 6/21/2012 8:29 PM
VA, EPA Program Connects Disabled Vets with Jobs 
by D.W. Heiser
 5/30/2012 8:17 PM
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 Discussions Regarding Working for the Internal Revenue Service

Why choose the IRS as a place to work?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

 Shared Documents

5 Days Leave for Returning Service Members.pdf5 Days of Excused Absence for Employees Returning from Active Military Duty11/30/2015 1:16 PM
Emergency Military Leave.pdfEmergency Military Leave10/5/2014 11:08 AM
National Guard - Charging Military Leave 20120903.pdfNational Guard - Charging military leave while performing law enforcement duty9/5/2012 8:11 PM
IRM6.630.1.pdfInternal Revenue Manual Section 6.630.16/11/2012 8:19 PM
USERRA MOU _2012.pdfUSERRA Memo of Understanding between the Internal Revenue Service and the National Treasury Employee Union6/11/2012 8:16 PM
USERRA FAQs_2012.pdfUSERRA Frequently Asked Questions6/11/2012 8:15 PM
USERRA Claim Form.pdfUSERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Restoration Rights Act) Claim Form6/11/2012 8:13 PM
Why Hire Disabled Individuals PowerPoint.pdfWhy Hire Disabled Individuals11/26/2011 10:10 AM
Absence and Leave - Qualifying Exigency Leave (OPM).pdfAbsence and Leave; Qualifying Exigency Leave11/26/2011 10:03 AM
Preparing for YOUR Interview.pdf10/16/2011 4:04 PM
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 My Next Move for Veterans

Comprehensive Job Resources for Veterans

Need help getting ready for work in the civilian workforce?

Several federal government agencies have put together a collection of resources to help you.

Start with the Job Center for Veterans.

Then check out your eligibility status for special hiring authority on the FedsHireVets website. You'll need to know this when applying for federal jobs.

You've served your country and are ready for your next career. Click on the icon below to figure out your next move.

My Next Move for Veterans

My Next Move for Veterans was created for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, and the National Center for O*NET Development.

Military Transition

Are you a new veteran leaving the military or veteran in need of a better job opportunity? Check out the Department of Labor's Key to Career Success website, one of the best Internet resources for veterans.

Looking for work? NBC, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Military.Com are partnering to bring job fairs to veterans across the country. They also list military-friendly job openings.


Click to join IRS Recruiters on Facebook

Looking for a job at the IRS or other U.S. government agency? Your search starts on the USAJobs website.

 IRS on Facebook

Click to join IRS Recruiters on Facebook

Looking to work at the IRS? Check out the IRS Recruitment Facebook page.

 Links To IRS Job Information

  About Working for the IRS
  Employee Assistance Program -- Online
  How to Apply for a Job in the IRS
  IRS Careers website for Veterans
  Key to Career Success - Dept. of Labor website for veterans
  Office of Personnel Management Veterans Page
  USAJobs - Jobs at the Internal Revenue Service open to the public
  Veterans' Preference Explained

 Educational Assistance

Tax Credits.

Education tax credits — such as the American Opportunity Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit — can help eligible students and their parents offset the cost of higher education by reducing the amount of income tax they owe. Keep in mind, you can’t claim both credits for the same student or same qualifying expense.

The American Opportunity Tax Credit

Here are a few facts about the AOTC:

  • The credit is worth up to $2,500 per eligible student and is partially refundable — up to $1,000 if your tax is zero.
  • It’s available for the first four years of postsecondary education (which is education beyond high school, generally meaning college).
  • The student must be pursuing a degree or other recognized education credential and be enrolled at least half time for at least one academic period that begins during the tax year.

The AOTC also allows students to claim tuition, required enrollment fees and course materials needed for a course of study whether or not the materials are bought at the educational institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance.

The Lifetime Learning Credit

The Lifetime Learning Credit differs from the AOTC in a few ways:

  • It’s entirely nonrefundable. This means the credit reduces your tax and is limited to the amount of tax you owe.
  • The maximum credit amount per tax return is $2,000. It doesn’t matter how many eligible students are on your tax return — you can only take up to $2,000.
  • This credit is available for all years of postsecondary education and for courses taken to acquire or improve job skills. You don’t need to be pursuing a degree or other recognized education credential to claim the credit.

Like the AOTC, the Lifetime Learning Credit allows students to claim the tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance, including amounts required to be paid to the institution for course-related books, supplies and equipment.

For information about these credits, visit

U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education has everything that active duty, military veterans, and military dependents need to know about pursuing a college degree. They also don't charge fees for their college and financial aid search tools and won't try to sell you an unaffordable education.
Revised 17-NOV-2012
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Administration is an excellent source of information on educational assistance for veterans, including comprehensive information on the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post-911/ Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The GI Bill website should be the starting point for any veteran.
Revised 17-NOV-2012
Scholarship Resource Website for Veterans. The College provides comprehensive list of scholarships and grants for veterans and their dependents to supplement the Montgomery GI Bill, always your first choice. They also have a very helpful page on financial aid grants for spouses of military members.
Revised 17-NOV-2012
EleVATE at the University of Pittsburgh. Are you a veteran with a disability who wants to pursue a career in engineering or technology? This program also provides counseling and rehabilitation assistance. Go to for more information. Deadlines may apply.
Revised 17-NOV-2012
Just about every accredited American university offers some kind of financial package for military veterans. Using Google, search on "scholarships for veterans". Read the fine print and make sure the conditions are those that you can live with.
Note: We at the Military Outreach for Service firmly believe that veterans should not pay to obtain the benefits to which they are entitled from their valued and honorable service with the U.S. Armed Forces. There are many commercial websites and sites affiliated with commercial entities that offer scholarship searching services. MOS does not take a position regarding such websites but believe you should start with government and veterans-affiliated websites when making such an important decision about financing your higher education. Follow the ageless advise: let the buyer beware.
MOS Webmaster, 07-NOV-2011