IRS adds four compliance campaigns (LB&I division)

IRS adds four compliance campaigns (LB&I division)

The IRS Large Business & International (LB&I) division continues to expand its list of compliance campaigns this week by adding four new campaigns—bringing the current total active campaigns listed on the LB&I website to 57 compliance campaigns.


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The four new campaigns, dated September 14, 2020, are:

  • Allocation of success-based fees without Rec. Proc. 2011-29 
  • IRC section 807(d) - Computation of life insurance reserves campaign
  • IRC section 807(d) – Re-computation of life insurance reserves campaign
  • FIRPTA reporting compliance for NRAs (non-resident aliens) 


IRS compliance campaigns represent the IRS’s shift from entity-based to issue-based examinations, with a focus on those issues that have been determined to present a risk of noncompliance. The IRS’s stated goal with its campaign initiative is to improve tax return and issue selection and make the greatest use of limited IRS resources.  Each campaign is addressed using one or more “treatment streams” that include issue-based examinations, soft letters encouraging voluntary self-correction, and stakeholder outreach. 

Read the full list of LB&I compliance campaigns (as of September 17, 2020). 

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