Tax-Exempt and Government Entities - Annual Priority & Program Letters


Tax Exempt and Government Entities Fiscal Year 2021 Accomplishments LetterPDF

Highlights of our accomplishments during the last fiscal year include: 

  • Ensured the safety of our employees as we continued to work remotely and required safety protocols when employees reported to the office.
  • Continued our enforcement efforts through collaboration with other IRS divisions to identify cross-division compliance issues, developing cases with signs of civil and criminal fraud, and conducting examinations of abusive tax avoidance transactions.
  • Worked with the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) program and completed the launch of the TE/GE examination process bringing consistency across five functions within TE/GE. The examination LSS team implemented most of the recommendations for process improvements. The remaining recommendations will be implemented in early 2022. A new LSS team was established to look for process efficiencies in the compliance check process.
  • Enhanced our data collection and analysis capabilities that will provide for better return selection for examination and focused outreach efforts.
  • Provided, under our Small Entity Compliance Initiative, tax education through virtual outreach, including presentations at Nationwide Tax Forums, translating materials into multiple languages, and creating new online resources to foster compliance. Introduced electronic filing of most of the returns filed by Exempt Organizations and Employee Plans.
  • Hired 120 individuals through fiscal year 2021 and conducted 245 interviews to fill 132 additional revenue agent positions. We prepared for a larger hiring campaign in fiscal year 2022.

Tax Exempt and Government Entities Fiscal Year 2022 Program LetterPDF

Our FY 2022 compliance program and priorities align with the IRS Strategic Goals:

  • Strengthen Compliance Activities
  • Improve Operational Efficiencies
  • Maintain a Taxpayer-Focused Organization
  • Ensure Awareness and Collective Understanding
  • Leverage Technology and Data Analytics
  • Develop Our Workforce

Prior Fiscal Years’ Work Plans, Accomplishments, Priorities and Program Letters