Schwerin Presented on IRS’s Data Analytics Program at 2018 ABA Webinar Panel

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Michelle F. Schwerin discussed the IRS’s use of data analytics during an American Bar Association (ABA) Webinar entitled, “The IRS’s Modern Use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Tax Enforcement”. The webinar discussed the  IRS’s use of advanced technology applications in its enforcement effortsThe IRS’s new programs are designed to materially improve compliance results for the most pressing strategic issues facing the IRS using data. These methods are applied in the areas of refund fraud, tax gap reduction, and core compliance examination activities – both civilly and criminally. The panel addressed the fundamentals of the IRS’s big data analytics program and what tax practitioners should be aware of when they represent clients in the future.

This webinar was covered by multiple news outlets, including: Bloomberg Tax and Law 360.


Michelle Feit Schwerin practices in the Tax Controversy and Litigation, Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology, and White Collar Criminal Defense practice groups at Capes Sokol.  Michelle obtained her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis.  She was recently recognized with the  “Outstanding Young Professional” award from the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and the John C. Shepherd Professional Award from the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). Michelle is also an adjunct professor at Webster University, where she teaches in the Masters of Forensic Accounting program at the Walker School of Business & Technology and Co-Chairs the ABA Tax Section’s Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee Sub-Committee on Important Civil Tax Developments.  Michelle is an active member of the Women in White Collar Criminal Defense Association and the Digital Currency and Ledger Defense Coalition.

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