Carolyn Schenck

Ms. Schenck is currently National Fraud Counsel and is also Assistant Division Counsel (International) in the Small Business/Self Employed Division. In her role as National Fraud Counsel, Ms. Schenck works closely with the Office of Fraud Enforcement to provide advice on the program’s design, development, and delivery of major activities in support of the IRS’s Service-wide efforts to detect and deter fraud, as well as work with colleagues in all business operating divisions (TEGE, W&I, LB&I) with respect to criminal fraud referrals.


In her role as Assistant Division Counsel (International) for the last 12 years, Ms. Schenck has been assigned as counsel to the Service’s Offshore Compliance Initiative. Ms. Schenck is responsible for coordination and management of all international and offshore tax and Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) matters under the jurisdiction of SB/SE Division Counsel. She ensures that SB/SE attorneys consistently apply law and policy in international and offshore tax and FBAR matters, including non-docketed cases and cases docketed in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals.


Before her law career, Ms. Schenck worked for U.S. Senator John McCain as a weapons analyst. She is a member of the California and Maryland state bars, holds a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a B.S., summa cum laude, from Northern Arizona University.