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James Held

As a Tax Law Specialist within Tax Exempt Bonds, Jim is involved with IRS’s voluntary compliance, educational guidance and compliance analysis and review programs with respect to tax-exempt bonds, tax credit bonds and Build America Bonds. In this capacity, he works to resolve tax violations voluntarily brought forward by issuers, and the planning and implementation of compliance initiatives within segments of the municipal bond market. Jim began his career at the IRS as a Revenue Agent in the Exempt Organizations Division. In 2004, he moved to the Tax Exempt Bonds Division as a Revenue Agent in the Field Operations Section and conducted examinations of tax-exempt bond issuances. In 2009, Jim was selected for a Tax Law Specialist position in the Compliance and Program Management Section.Jim received a BA in financial accounting from NationalUniversity, Irvine, California.