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IRS Criminal Investigation Unit Creating Data Analytics Branch

Nov. 14, 2019, 6:58 PM

The IRS office that works criminal cases is setting up an arm focused on data research and analytics.

The unit, to be named the Applied Analytics Section, will centralize data components from across the Criminal Investigation office, CI chief Don Fort told reporters Nov. 14 after a panel at an American Institute of CPA’s conference in Washington.

  • “I equate it to a research and development arm,” Fort said.
  • He said the applied analytics team will look at analyses from individual field offices to identify areas of tax non-compliance in a specific ZIP code or city and try ...

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