A New Era of IRS Examinations – Doing More with Less?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Daylight Time
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Reduced IRS budgets have compelled the agency to do more with less. How is the IRS responding?

This panel will discuss:

  • Large Business and International’s (LB&I’s) newly announced structure, largely organized around “Practice Areas” rather than industries and scheduled for implementation in early 2016

  • Recent IRS enforcement initiatives, including LB&I’s use of data analysis and other new approaches to risk-assess cases and the departure from its historic coordinated industry case program

  • The creation of “Campaigns” to address identified areas of potential non-compliance and LB&I’s move towards increasing issue-focused examinations

  • The role of the Transfer Pricing Office, its TPP field teams, and the Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
Along with new structures and initiatives within the IRS, the panel will discuss the impact that IRS budget constraints may have on taxpayers interacting with the IRS to resolve issues.