Washington - The Internal Revenue Service said that its nine-month-old Abusive Tax Avoidance Transaction Partnership - a coalition of 48 states, New York City and the District of Columbia to battle tax abuses- has resulted in the sharing of 28,000 leads with the various states and has uncovered millions of dollars in abusive transactions. IRS Commissioner Mark Everson said that as a result, the ATAT Partnership would be expanded to include money laundering.

Everson added that the IRS and states are exploring new ways to extend cooperation with state tax administrators to reduce duplication, improve taxpayer service and intensify the fight against non-compliance with the state and federal tax systems.

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