The IRS Criminal Investigation Division (CI) Has Released its Fiscal Year 2019 Report

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The Division is also celebrating 100 years in operation. “CI supports the efforts of compliant taxpayers by visibly demonstrating the risks of noncompliance thereby helping otherwise honest taxpayers stay honest and compliant,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. The CI report lists its key focuses for fiscal year 2019, such as virtual and crypto currencies, traditional tax investigations, international tax enforcement, employment tax, refund fraud and tax-related identity theft. CI initiated 2,485 cases despite operating with a sharply reduced number of special agents. Here’s the report: