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IRS to Hire 200 Attorneys to Go After Abusive Tax Transactions

Jan. 21, 2022, 8:48 PM

The IRS plans to hire up to 200 attorneys nationwide to take on “abusive tax schemes” such as syndicated conservation easements and micro-captive insurance deals, per a Friday press release.

  • There are openings in over 50 locations in the U.S. The new hires will provide legal advice during audits, handle cases in Tax Court, and serve on trial teams.
  • “These new hires will help the IRS manage the increasing caseload in its multi-year effort to stamp out these abusive schemes and ensure that those participating in them pay the tax they owe plus penalties,” the IRS said in the release. ...