Rena C. Girinakis
Wednesday, November 16
Rena C. Girinakis is the Deputy National Taxpayer Advocate. The DNTA manages the day-to-day operations of the TAS organization, participates in activities to modernize the organization in concert with the Service’s strategic goals, helps formulate policy and long-range goals, and manages the internal administration of TAS, The DNTA duties also include representing and acting on behalf of the NTA, managing the Executive Directors of Case Advocacy (EDCA) East and West, Headquarter Directors and their subordinates, and chairing the TAS Finance Board.
Rena previously served since January of 2011 as the Executive Director, Systemic Advocacy. In that post, she held oversight responsibility for identifying and recommending solutions for systemic IRS problems that affect large groups of American taxpayers throughout the nation and abroad. This responsibility also included managing the administration and delivery of the National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report to Congress.
Rena graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 1981 and shortly thereafter began her career as a revenue officer with the IRS. Rena subsequently held various management positions in the Collection Division and served as the Problem Resolution Officer for Indiana.
She was involved in the national office restructuring of the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) and then held a variety of national office assignments within TAS, including serving as the Congressional Liaison to the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA).
In January 2004, she was selected as the Director, Communications and Liaison for TAS and held the position until June 2010. Rena then served as Director, TAS Special Programs as a senior advisor to the Deputy National Taxpayer Advocate.
She has significant interaction with executives and senior IRS leadership as the TAS representative on the IRDM, RRP, Identity Theft Executive council, SET, ACA Joint Implementation teams, RICS, Filing Season Readiness, W&I BMO/CADE team, and as DNTA meets with TE/GE leaders, and attends briefings with the SB/SE Commissioner.