IRS Deputy Commissioner to Speak at ATS 2020

By NCCPAP Staff posted 10-28-2020 03:20 PM


Sunita Lough, IRS Deputy Commissioner, Featured as Keynote Speaker at NCCPAP’s 18th Annual Accounting and Tax Symposium

Sunita LoughSunita Lough, the Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement of the Internal Revenue Service, will be featured as the first Keynote Speaker at this year’s NCCPAP Accounting & Tax Symposium (ATS 2020) on November 10, 2020. Ms. Lough provides leadership to the four taxpayer-focused IRS operating divisions: Wage & Investment, Large Business and International (LB&I), Small Business/Self Employed and Tax Exempt & Government Entities (TE/GE). She also oversees the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, Office of Professional Responsibility, Online Services, the Return Preparer Office, and the IRS Whistleblower Office. Her remarks will launch an information-packed agenda at this year’s conference taking place virtually on November 10, 13, 18, and 19. Other Keynote Speakers include James C. Bourke CPA, CITP, CFF, CGMA, and Partner/Managing Director Advisory Services at Withum, and Scott Peterson, Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations at Avalara.

More About Ms. Lough
Sunita joined the IRS in 1994, as a tax law specialist in the Exempt Organizations Division. She has served in many different positions within the IRS, including docket attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel and technical advisor to the director, Tax-Exempt Bonds. From 2003 to 2008, she served as the Director, Federal, State and Local Governments. After graduating from the executive development class in 2009 she served as the Director, Exempt Organizations (EO) Examinations until accepting the position Deputy Director, Pre-filing and Technical Guidance, LB&I in December 2009. She also served as the Director, Pre-filing and Technical Guidance. In 2014, she joined TE/GE where she led the Division in all aspects of strategic planning and tax administration for entities not subject to income tax under the Internal Revenue Code. She remained in this role until 2019, with the exception of a 2018 detail as the head of the DCSE Tax Cuts and Jobs Act office. In this role she led an executive team to deliver all aspects of the 119 provisions contained in the TCJA. Implementing the largest tax reform in 30 years, she oversaw the publication of over 100 pieces of guidance; revisions to more than 500 tax forms, publications, and instructions, including Form 1040; and substantial IT re-programming efforts.

Sunita received her Juris Doctorate degree from George Mason University Law School and Master of Laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Centre. She has eight years of private practice experience in the areas of tax-exempt bonds and exempt organizations. Sunita is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia State Bars. 

About ATS 2020
The Educational Foundation of the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of NCCPAP and the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of NCCPAP present this year’s 18th annual NCCPAP Accounting and Tax Symposium (ATS 2020). Formerly known as the Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium or LITPS, this year’s conference will be virtual and national. Based on years of success and to accommodate work at home mandates, the organizations are expanding their reach and offering the same high value experience with speakers, exhibitors, and attendees in a virtual conference format. Attendees can earn up to 36 CPEs over the four-day conference. Early Bird discounted pricing is available through October 23, 2020. Learn more at

The National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) is a professional organization comprised of Certified Public Accountants practicing in the United States. In addition to serving as a forum for education, networking, and community impact, NCCPAP also advocates for its clients. NCCPAP influences tax administration and tax policy by regularly meeting with Internal Revenue Service representatives, state taxing authorities, and elected officials. NCCPAP members represent over one million businesses and individual clients. The organization is headquartered in Woodbury, NY. For more information visit,


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