March 27, 1991
IRS to Reorganize Chief Counsel's Office
The Internal Revenue Service's Office of Chief Counsel will
reorganize over the next several months to provide better
coordination within Counsel's National Office staff and between that
staff and field offices.
While the reorganization will not affect contacts between IRS
attorneys and taxpayers or their representatives, it involves three
principal moves. The Tax Litigation Division will be renamed the
Field Service Division and will come under the Associate Chief
Counsel, Domestic -- formerly technical, Employee Benefits and
Exempt Organizations,f formerly within Technical, will be elevated
to Associate Chief Counsel status, parallel to the separate
organizational emphasis given by the Treasury Department and the IRS
Commissioner's Office. A special Counsel, Large Case, position will
be created on the Deputy Chief Counsel's staff.
As a result of the reorganization, the Associate Chief Counsel,
Domestic, will oversee all national Office attorneys who deal with
domestic tax matters, whether a regulation project, an examination
or a litigated case. The office expects greater efficiency and
consistency from the more frequent interaction of attorneys with
field experience and those with technical expertise. The Field
Service Division will assist field offices in both docketed and
non-docketed cases and will coordinate with the other divisions
within the Domestic office.
With Tax Litigation removed, the Office of the Associate Chief
Counsel, Enforcement Litigation -- formerly Litigation -- will focus
better on its growing workload in disclosure litigation, criminal
tax matters and general litigation -- collection and bankruptcy.
The Special Counsel, Large Case, will coordinate activities on
these complex cases with counterparts in Examination and Appeals and
with the recently created field position of Assistant Regional
Counsel, Large Case.
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