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IRS Appoints Official To Coordinate Crackdown on Tax Abuse

Feb. 24, 2020, 5:55 PM

The Internal Revenue Service appointed Brendan O’Dell to coordinate the agency’s investigations into promoters of aggressive tax arrangements.

  • O’Dell is currently a senior advisor in the IRS Large Business & International division. He will serve in a temporary capacity while the agency looks for someone to fill the position permanently, the IRS says in a press release
  • The IRS has increasingly focused on identifying and pursuing individuals who promote aggressive tax deals, such as syndicated conservation easements
  • Earlier: Conservation Deduction Bill Needs Work to Stop ‘Bad Behavior’

To contact the reporter on this story:
Laura Davison in Washington at ldavison4@bloomberg.net ...