SANDRA BROWN Quoted in in LAW360 on IRS New Fraud Office
The novel coronavirus pandemic isn’t delaying the rampup
of the Internal Revenue Service’s recently launched office to combat tax fraud, the office’s director told Law360 in a recent interview.
The former head of the IRS criminal investigation unit is now the director of its new fraud enforcement office. (AP)
Though the pandemic has affected the way the IRS’ Office of Fraud Enforcement communicates, it won’t delay setting up the unit, said Damon Rowe, a former senior official in the IRS’ Criminal Investigation Division. The office plans to have a team of 42 fraud enforcement advisers — revenue agents and officers — hired and on board nationwide in 30 to 45 days, said Rowe, who was tapped to head the fraud office in March.
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