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Return Preparer Office (RPO) At-a-Glance


To improve taxpayer compliance by providing comprehensive oversight and support of tax professionals.


A community of professional tax practitioners working with the IRS to improve tax administration.

Strategic Goals

  • Register and promote a qualified tax professional community
  • Improve the compliance and accuracy of tax returns prepared by tax preparers
  • Engage stakeholders to create an environment that fosters compliance and program improvement


Internal Revenue Service
Return Preparer Office
SE:RPO, Room 3420/IR
1111 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20224

Phone Number: 202-317-7063
Fax Number: 202-317-4358


Carol A. Campbell, Director
Karen Hunter-Thomas, Acting Deputy Director
Leann Ruf, Director, Communications
Larry Orozco, Director, Competency and Standards
Diann Wensing, Director, Compliance and Complaint Referrals
Sue Gaston, Director, Continuing Education
Gethrel Williams, Director, Enrolled Agent Policy and Management
Patrick McDonough, Director, Joint Board of Actuaries
Kelly New, Acting Director, Strategy and Finance
Michael L. Williams, Acting Director, Suitability
Amy Goudey, Director, Vendor Processes and Business Requirements Management

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 22-Mar-2017