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2022 72nd Midyear Conference

T12 - IRS Organizational Changes and Their Impacts on Audits and Appeals

Mar 22, 2022 2:15pm ‐ Mar 22, 2022 3:15pm


The IRS is in the midst of a “servicewide sprint” to redesign its compliance functions. With the goals of increasing collaboration and coordination of large-scale initiatives, the reorganized IRS will aim to improve the taxpayer experience; but what will this mean in actual practice both in examinations and at Appeals? To answer these questions and address other pressing IRS practice issues, TEI has assembled a team of seasoned tax practitioners with decades of IRS experience. The panel will explore the history of IRS reorganizations; features of the existing IRS compliance function, such as case selection, work assignment, and employee chain of command; the potential for real change in a reorganized IRS; and best practices for navigating issues during this period of change.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should:

  • Understand components of the Taxpayer First Act that will impact how the IRS is reorganized;
  • Gain awareness of specific changes that the IRS has already implemented and how they impact examinations;
  • Understand the priorities that will influence the reorganized IRS and how these priorities will impact large business taxpayers;
  • Gain insights on issues that may arise during the reorganization and how to effectively manage them




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