Conferences and Speeches

"A New Era of IRS Examinations – Doing More with Less?" presented at the ABA Section of Taxation Fall Meeting

Friday, September 18, 2015

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

This panel will discuss recent IRS enforcement initiatives, including LB&I’s implementation of a pilot program to risk-assess cases, a departure from its historic coordinated industry case program, the role of the Transfer Pricing Office and its TPP field teams, the development of a new IRS group to coordinate research projects on taxpayer data and tax administration across the agency, and the use of quantitative models to make risk inferences based upon taxpayer filings such as the Schedule UTP. The panel will discuss the impact that IRS budget constraints, along with these new initiatives, may have as taxpayers and their advisors interact with the IRS and undertake resolution of issues.

Moderator: Sheri A. Dillon, Morgan Lewis and Bockius, Washington, DC

Panelists: Sergio Arellano, Acting Large Business and International Deputy Commissioner Domestic, IRS, Washington, DC; Gary B. Wilcox, PwC, Washington, DC; Eli J. Dicker, Tax Executives Institute, Washington, DC