IRS Restructuring to Bring New Division to Atlanta Atlanta Journal and Constitution (09/07/00) Vol. 110, No. 10 p.7G; Paul, Peralte C.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has restructured,
setting up four operating divisions, three in Washington D.C. and
one in Atlanta, each specializing in a particular tax area. In
Atlanta, the wage and investment division is in charge of
handling individual taxpayer returns. The three other divisions
handle returns for mid- and large-sized businesses, tax-exempt
organizations and government entities, and
small-business/self-employed operators, respectively. John
Dalrymple, the commissioner of the wage and investment division,
said the IRS' new approach makes the federal agency more
customer-friendly. Local tax preparers and CPAs agree with
Dalrymple, calling the move toward specialization logical.
Lawrence L. Denny, a former IRS agent who now has his own public
accounting firm, said the restructuring makes navigating the IRS
much easier for taxpayers. Ken Weatherwax, owner of the
Weatherwax & Associates tax public accounting firm, said, "The
tax code is so broad and so complicated, they need to break it
down into smaller segments."