Strategic Advisory Board
Our team: Kathy Petronchak
Former IRS Commissioner of Small Business/Self-Employed Division (SB/SE);
alliantgroup Director of IRS Practice & Procedure
Kathy Petronchak brings 34 years of experience in directing IRS compliance activities and providing tax controversy services; her career includes service within both the federal government and the private sector. She has worked with a countless number of businesses in examination from both the government’s perspective and in the position of audit defense. In her 29 years with the IRS, Kathy has held a number of roles within the Service, including time as IRS Commissioner of SB/SE from 2006-2008, a role in which she worked directly with small and mid-sized businesses and practitioners on compliance with IRS standards. She was also appointed Chief of Staff under former IRS Commissioner and current alliantgroup Vice Chairman, Mark W. Everson, and was highly praised for the leadership she brought to this position.
Kathy has served as the Chair of the AICPA IRS Practice and Procedures Committee and currently serves as the immediate past chair. She has also been a frequent speaker for AICPA tax controversy conference events. Most recently she was a Director at Deloitte Tax LLP, where she specialized in the area of tax controversy services, providing support for clients in their issues with the IRS.