January 01, 1999
IRS Announces Its
New Headquarters Locations
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today reached another
milestone in its major restructuring of the agency by announcing the
headquarters locations for its four new operating divisions.
By mid-1999, new headquarters locations will be set up in the
Washington, DC, area for the Small Business & Self-Employed
Operating Division and the Tax Exempt Operating Division. The
Atlanta area will be the headquarters for the Wage and Investment
Income Operating Division, and central New Jersey will be the
headquarters for the Large & Mid-Size Business Operating Division.
"Organizing around specific customer segments is a major step toward
modernizing the IRS, said IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti.
Our action today will allow us to start to tailor and improve our
services to better meet taxpayers special needs."
The IRS emphasized that the reorganization will not change the
locations where taxpayers currently receive tax assistance. "IRS will
continue to maintain offices in convenient locations in cities
throughout the country to provide top-quality service to taxpayers."
Rossotti said. "This also means that few IRS employees will have to
Rossotti first announced the modernization concept of four operating
divisions aligned to special taxpayer needs in January 1998. The IRS
Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 directed the IRS to replace its
geographically organized structure with one based on units serving
particular groups of taxpayers.
The operating divisions will focus on four market segments as
The Wage and Investment Income Operating Division covers about 88
The Small Business & Self-Employed Operating Division covers about
40 million filers.
The Large & Mid-Size Business Operating Division covers about
The Tax Exempt Operating Division covers about 1.5 million filers.
Currently, the field components of IRS are based solely on geography
four regions headquartered in New York City, Atlanta, Dallas and San
Francisco and 33 district offices.
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