IR-2006–99, June 21, 2006
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service selected Frank Y. Ng to fill the new position of Deputy Commissioner, Large and Mid-Size Business (International). Ng had been the acting Director, International, and prior to that he served as the Industry Director, Communications, Technology and Media in LMSB.
In his new position, Ng will have responsibilities for international service and compliance activities across the IRS and will serve as the U.S. Competent Authority responsible for tax treaty administration. An important element of the new position is to provide additional focus on international issues involving tax compliance resulting from increasing globalization. The IRS has a number of activities underway in the international tax arena, including the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre (JITSIC), a cooperative effort between the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia to combat abusive cross-border transactions.
“We’re strengthening our leadership of the international area,” IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson said. “International taxes are growing in importance, and this position ensures this area is represented at the highest levels of the agency. Frank brings a strong set of skills to help lead this important sector of tax administration.”
“This move reflects the Commissioner’s personal focus and his direction to the organization to focus on international compliance strategies on a Service-wide basis,” Commissioner of LMSB, Deborah M. Nolan, said. “Frank’s appointment will enhance our ability to meet the formidable challenges that come with increased globalization.”
Ng has a long history of experience in the international arena and in LMSB. He served as Director and separately, as Deputy Director, Pre-filing and Technical Guidance, which is responsible for pre-filing services, abusive corporate tax shelters activities and the technical advisor programs.
He also served as the IRS representative in Tokyo, a position responsible for all IRS tax administration matters in Japan, Korea and China, and he served as Chief, Tax Treaty Division, which is responsible for competent-authority double-taxation negotiations, tax treaty interpretation matters and the exchange of information programs.
Ng has a degree in accounting from Arizona State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He is a recipient of the 2005 Presidential Rank Award for meritorious service.