Sunita Lough

Tuesday, November 10 @ 10:10 AM

Course: 1011

Sunita LoughSunita Lough, the Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement of the Internal Revenue Service, will be featured as the first Keynote Speaker at this year’s NCCPAP Accounting & Tax Symposium (ATS 2020) on November 10, 2020. Ms. Lough provides leadership to the four taxpayer-focused IRS operating divisions: Wage & Investment, Large Business and International (LB&I), Small Business/Self Employed and Tax Exempt & Government Entities (TE/GE). She also oversees the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, Office of Professional Responsibility, Online Services, the Return Preparer Office, and the IRS Whistleblower Office. Her remarks will launch an information-packed agenda at this year’s conference taking place virtually on November 10, 13, 18, and 19.



More About Ms. Lough

Sunita joined the IRS in 1994, as a tax law specialist in the Exempt Organizations Division. She has served in many different positions within the IRS, including docket attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel and technical advisor to the director, Tax-Exempt Bonds. From 2003 to 2008, she served as the Director, Federal, State and Local Governments. After graduating from the executive development class in 2009 she served as the Director, Exempt Organizations (EO) Examinations until accepting the position Deputy Director, Pre-filing and Technical Guidance, LB&I in December 2009. She also served as the Director, Pre-filing and Technical Guidance. In 2014, she joined TE/GE where she led the Division in all aspects of strategic planning and tax administration for entities not subject to income tax under the Internal Revenue Code. She remained in this role until 2019, with the exception of a 2018 detail as the head of the DCSE Tax Cuts and Jobs Act office. In this role she led an executive team to deliver all aspects of the 119 provisions contained in the TCJA. Implementing the largest tax reform in 30 years, she oversaw the publication of over 100 pieces of guidance; revisions to more than 500 tax forms, publications, and instructions, including Form 1040; and substantial IT re-programming efforts.

Sunita received her Juris Doctorate degree from George Mason University Law School and Master of Laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Centre. She has eight years of private practice experience in the areas of tax-exempt bonds and exempt organizations. Sunita is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia State Bars.


ABout her Presentation

Ms. Lough will be sharing how the IRS is handling Services and Enforcement with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, getting people up to speed who are working from home, and how the IRS is collaborating with the practitioner community. She will cover issues such as the mail backlog, CAF (Power of Attorney Form 2848), and COVID-19 related legislation—including economic impact payments, employment tax, the Family and Medical Leave Act, NOLs (Net Operating Losses), tax deferrals, and recovery payments, among other topics.

She will also be giving our audience a preview of the IRS’s strategic priorities for 2021. Ms. Lough has been serving as Deputy Commissioner for a little over a year. There will be an opportunity to ask her questions during the presentation.