IRS Increasing Referrals to Criminal Investigation Unit

Don Fort, Chief of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) recently announced that efforts are underway to increase the number of criminal tax investigations conducted by CID. Speaking at the annual tax controversy forum hosted by the New York University School of Professional Studies, Mr. Fort also noted that increasing criminal tax investigation and enforcement is also a priority of the IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. 

Generally, the IRS begins investigations through its audit function or from Revenue Officers looking for unfiled taxpayers or taxpayers with owed back taxes, and makes referrals to CID when potential willful, fraudulent, or other criminal activity is detected. The IRS has indicated that it intends refer more cases to CID.

If you have received an audit letter or are being audited by the IRS, have unfiled returns, or owe back taxes, call or contact the dual licensed attorney-CPAs at Daniel Rosefelt & Associates. We are uniquely qualified to help taxpayers with IRS audits, back taxes, or unfiled tax returns.