John D. (Don) Fort was quoted in a recent Tax Notes article entitled “IRS Data Analytics Pros Still See Need for Human Touch,” published on March 8, 2021. Fort commented on the limits that bound the usefulness of the computerized tools that the IRS uses to select returns for audits.
The article notes:
Automated processes in the IRS Criminal Investigation division created many false positives during the testing of selection algorithms, according to Don Fort, former chief of CI.
“The impact that would’ve had on people’s livelihood can’t be underestimated,” said Fort, now
with Kostelanetz & Fink LLP.
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