The Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine established cooperation with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service of the United States (IRS-CI). Agreements were reached during the visit of the ESBU delegation to Washington within the framework of the International Visitor Program.
The Bureau's analysts will cooperate with IRS-CI specialists. Special training programs and technical assistance are also planned.
Oleksiy Litvinov, Deputy Director of the ESBU, said: "Confident that the IRS-CI will become powerful partners in the exchange of practical experience in investigating economic crimes."
James S. Lee, Head of IRS-CI noted the quality and frank communication the willingness to further fruitful cooperation and comprehensive support from IRS-CI for the institutional formation of the Bureau.
During the visit, the BES staff got acquainted with the peculiarities of operational work, recruitment and adaptation of newly hired IRS employees.
For reference: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a tax agency of the United States federal government that is responsible for collecting U.S. federal taxes and administering the Internal Revenue Code the primary body of federal tax law.
As a reminder, the World Bank management and the ESBU staff have launched a permanent working communication to investigate cases of fraud and abuse in the use of international technical assistance (ITA) provided under World Bank-funded projects. Read more https://esbu.gov.ua/en/news/esbu-will-investigate-fraud-and-abuse-of-international-aid-together-with-the-world-bank