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IRS identifies 13 "campaigns" for tighter compliance scrutiny

Tammy Whitehouse | February 2, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance that gives large business taxpayers some insight into which parts of their tax filings will get the greatest scrutiny going forward.

The IRS’s Large Business and International Division has identified 13 “campaigns,” or issues it will target in examinations, in the coming year. The division is moving toward “issue-based examinations,” the IRS says, developing a compliance campaign process where compliance issues that present the greatest risk get priority attention, making the most efficient use of examination resources. 

LB&I says it identified the 13 campaigns using “extensive data analysis,” suggestions from IRS compliance employees, and input from the tax community. “LB&I's goal is to improve return selection, identify issues representing a risk of non-compliance, and make the greatest use of limited resources,” the IRS says.

The 13 campaigns or areas the division...

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