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IRS Will Expand Reach to Singapore, Double Netherlands Presence

Nov. 14, 2019, 7:26 PM

The Internal Revenue Service is adding criminal investigation officers in foreign financial centers as the U.S. increases pressure on tax evaders and money launderers.

The IRS will soon station an agent focused on criminal tax evasion in Singapore, detail an employee to Australia and add a second official in the Netherlands. The agency also recently posted an agent, officially known as an attache, in Dubai.

“We’re constantly looking at the money flows, where we think the money and the financial centers are,” Don Fort, who leads the IRS’s criminal investigations unit, said in Washington Thursday at an American Institute of...

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