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IRS Criminal Investigation Planning More Hiring in Fiscal 2023

Nov. 3, 2022, 8:12 PM

The IRS Criminal Investigation division is expecting a “more significant” hiring increase in the current fiscal year, division chief Jim Lee said on a press call Thursday.

Lee said CI’s goal is to hire about 360 special agents—law enforcement officers who investigate tax and financial crimes—plus 150 additional personnel. The division, on average, loses about 150 special agents and about 100 other personnel annually to attrition, he said.

  • According to the division’s annual report released Thursday, CI had 2,077 special agents and 938 professional staff members in fiscal 2022, which ended Sept. 30. CI saw its number of employees ...