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IRS’s New Fraud Office to Create Team for Emerging Threats

July 17, 2020, 10:02 PM

The IRS’s new Fraud Enforcement Office will set up a team to better prepare the agency for threats like the coronavirus pandemic, according to its leader.

The office hopes to begin hiring for the “emerging threat mitigation” team soon, executive director Damon Rowe said Friday during a virtual conference hosted by the University of San Diego School of Law.

  • The Fraud Enforcement Office, which is part of the agency’s Small Business/Self-Employed Division, was created earlier this year to strengthen the IRS’s efforts to detect and deter fraud.
  • IRS employees had to be pulled off of existing assignments to deal ...

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