IRS To Send Millions of Tax Payment Letters, Don't Ignore Them
An online job posting for tax inspectors within the law enforcement branch of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is shocking the internet because it’s looking for prospects “willing to use deadly force.”
The link for the “Criminal Investigation Special Agents” job appeared to have been briefly deleted on Wednesday after the backlash it received.
However, it did reemerge later. For those interested in applying, a “key requirement” is that they have to be “legally allowed to carry a firearm.
The “major duties” includes “carrying a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary” and “Be willing and able to participate in arrests, execution of search warrants, and other dangerous assignments,” according to the job posting.
Naturally, the requirement that the special agents should be willing to use “deadly force, if necessary” led to heated criticisms online, although the same language is in other job listings for other law enforcement agencies like the FBI.
An IRS spokesperson told FOX Business that the job is still on USAJobs. The spokesperson also said the listing was available from February 2022 and will continue “through December 31, 2022.”
\u201cThe IRS is hiring new special agents! \n\nRequirements include working min \u201c50 hours per week, which may include irregular hours, and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends\u201d and \u201cCarry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.\u201d\n\nhttps://t.co/uvwbrAkIit\u201d