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Don Fort Participates In A Panel Entitled “How Technology-Enabled Transformation Will Shrink the Tax Gap and Improve Taxpayer Service” At The NAPA Symposium Series On The Transformation Of The IRS
October 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
On October 19, 2021, K&F Director of Investigations Don Fort participates in a panel entitled “How Technology-Enabled Transformation Will Shrink the Tax Gap and Improve Taxpayer Service” for the National Association of Public Administration’s Symposium Series on the Transformation of the IRS.
This panel focuses on how the IRS can more effectively deploy advanced, but available, technologies such as machine learning to significantly reduce the tax gap by providing top-notch taxpayer service and more effectively finding taxpayers who have not fully reported the taxes that they legally owe. The panel discusses the challenges related to deploying new technologies while simultaneously modernizing the IRS’s very old core accounting systems. This panel, moderated by Dr. Fred Forman, former EVP for American Management Systems and IRS Associate Commissioner for Modernization, explores these issues.
- Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS Chief Information Officer, former President of Learning Tree International and former President of Palo Alto Systems
- David Powner, NAPA Fellow and former GAO Director of IT Management Issues now with MITRE as Executive Director, Center for Data-Driven Policy
- Don Fort, Director of Investigations at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, and the immediate past Chief of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation (CI) Division
- Selvi Stanislaus, Executive Officer of the Franchise Tax Board (FTB)
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