IRS names service, enforcement chief for IT-sector businesses

The IRS has named Frank Ng as industry director for communications, technology and media in its Large and Mid-Size Business Division and Kathy Petronchak as director of prefiling and technical guidance.

Ng will direct services and enforcement to ensure that large and mid-size IT and media businesses comply with federal tax requirements. The IRS office in Oakland, Calif., oversees the administration of federal taxes affecting over 16,000 large and mid-size corporations in telecommunications, software and hardware development, broadcasting, publishing, sports franchises, hotels, gaming, and other entertainment and recreational services.

'Communications, technology and media-related businesses are the fastest growing of all industries. The business innovation of these industries in our increasingly global economy gives rise to constantly emerging and evolving tax issues, ' said the division's commissioner, Deborah Nolan.

Ng succeeds Tom Wilson, who will retire in June. Ng joined the IRS in 1973 as a revenue agent and also was a revenue service representative in Tokyo and chief of the IRS Tax Treaty Division.

Most recently, Ng was director of prefiling and technical guidance. Petronchak succeeds Ng.

Petronchak will oversee developing nationwide programs, such as the prefiling agreement and industry issue resolution, which identify and resolve complex tax issues as early as possible so that affected businesses can file their tax returns with certainty.

Prior to this position, Petronchak was deputy director of prefiling and technical guidance and director of field operations for retail, food, pharmaceuticals and health care. She has a degree in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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