About the Department of Justice

The United States Department of Justice (“US DOJ”) litigates cases for the government. This includes tax cases for the IRS. These tax cases are handled by the US DOJ Tax Division.

While the IRS attorneys handle cases before the U.S. Tax Court, the US DOJ attorneys handle civil tax litigation outside of the U.S. Tax Court. This includes cases in the Federal district courts, the Federal claims Court, and the appeals and supreme court.

The US DOJ attorneys also handle criminal tax cases.

US DOJ Tax Division Attorneys

The Assistant Attorney General (“AAG”), who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, runs the Tax Division.

The Tax Division employs more than 300 attorneys. They work in Washington D.C. and in Dallas, Texas.

For criminal tax cases, the US DOJ attorneys follow the Tax Division’s Criminal Tax Manual. This manual is similar to the IRS’s Internal Revenue Manual. It is accessible on the IRS’s website.

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