Paul L. Caron

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Today's 13th Annual IRS/TPC Joint Research Conference On Tax Administration

IRS TPC Joint Research Conference on Tax Administration13th Annual IRS/TPC Joint Research Conference on Tax Administration:

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center invite you to attend virtually or in-person the only annual conference focused exclusively on tax administration research. Researchers from the IRS, other government agencies, academia, and private organizations will discuss some of the latest analyses seeking to make tax administration as effective as possible.


  • Wendy Edelberg (Director, Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution)
  • Eric Toder (Institute Fellow, Tax Policy Center)
  • Barry Johnson (Deputy Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Research, Applied Analytics and Statistics, IRS)

Session 1: Service is Our Surname

  • Deena Ackerman (U.S. Treasury; Google Scholar) (moderator) 
  • Jan Millard (IRS, RAAS), Sarah Smolenski (ASR Analytics), Jonah Flateman (ASR Analytics), Jamil Mirabito (ASR Analytics), Omar Faruqi (ASR Analytics), Lauren Szczerbinski (ASR Analytics) & Michael Stavrianos (ASR Analytics), Looking Beyond Level of Service: Using Behavioral Insights to Improve Taxpayer Experience
  • Howard Rasey (IRS, W&I), Shannon Murphy (IRS, W&I), Frank Greco (IRS, W&I), Javier Framinan (IRS, W&I), Angela Colona (IRS) & Javier Alvarez (IRS), The Balance Due Taxpayer: How Do We Reduce IRS Cost and Taxpayer Burden for Resolving Balance Due Accounts?
  • Elaine Maag (Tax Policy Center; Google Scholar), Nikhita Airi (Tax Policy Center; Google Scholar) & Lillian Hunter (Tax Policy Center), Understanding Yearly Changes in Family Structure and Income and Their Impact on Tax Credits: Can Tax Credits Be Advanced?
  • Thomas Hertz (IRS, RAAS), Racial Disparities in Audit Rates
  • Janet Holtzblatt (Tax Policy Center) (discussant)
  • Emily Y. Lin (U.S. Treasury) (discussant)

Session 2: Estimating Audit Aftershocks

  • John Guyton (IRS, RAAS) (moderator)
  • Allan Partington (Australian Taxation Office) & Murat Besnek (Australian Taxation Office), Changes to Voluntary Compliance Following Random Taxpayer Audits
  • India Lindsay (MITRE), Jess Grana (MITRE) & Alan Plumly (IRS, RAAS), The Long-Term Impact of Audits on High-Income Nonfilers' Tax Compliance
  • Alan Plumley (IRS, RAAS), Daniel Rodriguez (IRS, RAAS), Jess Grana (MITRE) & Alexander McGlothlin (MITRE), Silver Lining: Estimating the Compliance Response to Declining Audit Coverage
  • William Boning (U.S. Treasury; Google Scholar) (discussant)

Session 3: Understanding Contemporary Taxpayers

  • Russell James (IRS, RAAS) (moderator)
  • Emily Y. Lin (U.S. Treasury) & Navodhya Samarakoon (U.S. Treasury), Who are Married-Filing-Separately Filers and Why Should We Care?
  • Andrea Lopez-Luzuriaga (Universidad del Rosario; Google Scholar) & Carlos Scartascini (Inter-American Development Bank; Google Scholar), Willing but Unable to Pay? The Role of Gender in Tax Compliance
  • Jeffrey L. Hoopes (North Carolina; Google Scholar) & Tyler S. Menzer (Iowa) & Jaron H. Wilde (Iowa; Google Scholar), Who Sells Cryptocurrency?
  • Alex Turk (IRS, RAAS) (discussant)

Session 4: Hidden Assets, Hidden Networks

  • Robert McClelland (Tax Policy Center; Google Scholar) (moderator)
  • Tomas Wind (IRS, RAAS), David Bratt (IRS, RAAS), Alissa Graff (IRS, RAAS) & Anne Herlache (IRS, RAAS), Following K-1s: Considering Foreign Accounts in Context
  • Chris Hess (IRS, RAAS), Joshua King (IRS, RAAS), Ashley Nowicki (IRS, RAAS), Andrew Soto (IRS, RAAS), Getaneh Yismaw (IRS, RAAS), Ririko Horvath (IRS, RAAS), Brandon Gleason (IRS), Jacob Brooks (ASR Analytics), Daniel Hales (ASR Analytics), Michael Stavrianos (ASR Analytics) & Will Sundstrom (ASR Analytics), Application of Network Analysis to Identify Likely Ghost Preparer Networks
  • John Guyton (IRS, RAAS), Patrick Langetieg (IRS, RAAS), Niels Johannesen (Copenhagen; Google Scholar), Daniel Reck (Maryland; Google Scholar), Max Risch (Carnegie Mellon; Google Scholar) & Joel Slemrod (Michigan; Google Scholar), The Offshore World According to FATCA: New Evidence on the Foreign Wealth of U.S. Households
  • Paul Organ (U.S. Treasury; Google Scholar) (discussant)


  • Barry Johnson (Deputy Chief Data and Analytics Officer, IRS, RAAS)

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