The Internal Revenue Service has filled three open positions in its Criminal Investigation, International and Tax Exempt and Government Entities divisions.
The new appointments include:
- John Imhoff, the director for field operations for the agency's north Atlantic region, headquartered in Philadelphia, will take the national position of deputy chief of the Criminal Investigation Division. Imhoff has held numerous positions in the division, and prior to the Philadelphia job, served as the director for field operations in the Dallas-based mid-states region. He began his IRS career in 1974 as a special agent in Columbus, Ohio.
The division investigates potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial crimes. CI is comprised of approximately 4,400 employees worldwide, including about 2,800 special agents whose investigative jurisdiction includes tax, money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act laws.
- Frank Y. Ng will fill the new position of deputy commissioner for the Large and Mid-Size Business (International) Division. Ng had been the acting director for the division and previously served the unit in a variety of positions. Ng will have responsibilities for international service and compliance activities across the IRS and will serve as the authority responsible for tax treaty administration. An important element of the new position is to provide additional focus on international issues involving tax compliance resulting from increasing globalization.
The IRS has a number of activities underway in the international tax arena, including the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre, an effort between the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia to combat abusive cross-border transactions.
- Christopher Wagner was also named the deputy commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division. He had most recently been the deputy national taxpayer advocate. Wagner has held numerous positions in enforcement functions within IRS, including the former Examination Division and the current Small Business/Self Employed Division, where he was involved with both examination and collection programs.
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