Sharyn Fisk has been chosen to head the Professional Liability Office of the Internal Revenue Service.

Fisk, more recently a tax professor at Cal Poly Pomona, will take over the management of the OPR early next year.

“Fisk is extremely well respected both internally at the IRS and throughout the tax professional communities,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement.

The OPR monitors practitioners, preparers, and others who practice before the IRS to comply with professional standards. The office works to increase education, awareness and understanding of Circ. 230 and applies cases related to Circ. 230.

Fisk has represented taxpaying individuals, businesses, and corporations before the IRS, the Department of Justice’s tax division, federal and state courts, and state tax authorities. She is a Certified Specialist in Tax Law from the State Bar of California. She also recently completed a term as a member of the IRS Advisory Board.

Fisk previously served as legal counsel with the US Tax Court in Washington, DC, and volunteered to assist unrepresented taxpayers with the pro se calendar of the tax court. She served as Cal Poly Pomona’s VITA Program Director and participated in the American Bar Association‘s Adopt-A-Base program, where she provided training to VITA military volunteers.

She served as Chair of the Taxation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and previously chaired a task force on behalf of the Tax Practice Standards Committee for the Taxation Section of the ABA. She has also served as Chair of the Tax Policy, Practice and Legislation Committee.


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