$48 million in IRS conference spending

The Internal Revenue Service released a report on conference spending by the tax agency from 2010-2012, highlighted by a $4.1 million gathering for 2,600 employees in Anaheim, California in 2010, which included thousands of dollars in swag for attendees, as well as luxury hotel rooms and free food. 

The inspector general's report on IRS conference spending also included a full listing of every IRS conference, totaling over $48 million from 2010-2012.

The average cost for an IRS conference/event between 2010-2012 was $216,141.

The IRS spent $37.5 million in 2010 on conferences, $6.2 million in 2011 and $4.8 million in 2012.

Much of the report was dedicated to details about the most expensive conference, which was held in Anaheim, California in 2010.  It spanned three hotels and included over 2,600 attendees.

Among the free items provided to IRS workers at that conference: 

+ 2,804 “brief bags” with an imprinted logo were provided to all attendees at an estimated cost of $15,669. The logo on each bag included the caption “Leading into the Future,” the theme of the conference.

+ 2,800 hard-covered spiral journals with a conference logo imprinted on the front and the hotels’ and event planners’ logos on the inside cover. The IRS paid $2,449 for 505 journals, with an additional $13,064 paid by the hotels, the event planners, and the Anaheim Convention and Visitors Bureau.

+ 800 lanyards, 75 travel mugs, and 75 picture frames/clocks with the SB/SE Division logo, along with an unknown number of imprinted portfolios, sticky note pads, bookmarks, and retractable badge holders with a reported cost totaling approximately $19,210.

+ Various promotional items totaling approximately $27,000 were provided at the information corridor booths. These included items such as “engraved pens/badge holders, give-away items from Oriental Trading,16 promotional pens/printing poster/web cams, and imprinted can coolers/post-it notes.”

You can read the entire report at http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/201310037fr.pdf

Among the speakers at the Anaheim conference - here's a partial list of the subjects covered:

+ How Do I Become a Great Leader?
+ The Manager's Role in Implementing Change
+ Making Telework Work
+ Root Canal or Public Speaking – I’ll Take the Root Canal
+ Political Savvy: How Not to Shoot Yourself in the Foot
+ Ethical Fitness

The report says the IRS spent $135,350 just on speakers for the Anaheim Conference, with $27,000 going to someone who spoke on "The Medici Effect"  and $17,000 for a speech on "The Art of Vision."

"How Do I Become a Great Leader" was worth a speaking fee of $8,917; $3,000 was spent for "Root Canal or Public Speaking?"

Here is the list of IRS conferences, the price tag, the number of attendees, and where the conference was held:

FY

Name

Division

Estimated Cost

Attendees

Venue

Location

2010

SB/SE All Managers CPE

SB/SE

$4,133,183

2,609

Marriott/Hilton/Sheraton

Anaheim, CA

2010

SB/SE Exam

CPE FY

2010

SB/SE

$3,180,412

3,892

Various IRS locations & private space

Approx. 60 various cities

2010

TAS Technical Symposium

Training

TAS

$2,933,042

2,113

Philadelphia Marriott

Philadelphia, PA

2010

SB/SE Collection Leadership CPE

SB/SE

$1,198,397

721

Manchester Grand Hyatt

San Diego,

CA

2010

LB&I (LMSB) All Managers Meeting

LB&I

$1,181,871

800

Marriott Marquis Hotel

Atlanta, GA

2010

SB/SE Technical Training

Counsel

$1,158,628

665

Chicago Hyatt Regency

Chicago, IL

2010

SB/SE Collection Administrative Professional CPE

SB/SE

$909,792

813

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Atlanta, GA

2010

SB CPE: Bank Secrecy Act Program CPE

SB/SE

$786,939

527

Downtown Marriott

Chicago, IL

2010

FY 2010 CPE for Secretaries

Exam

SB/SE

$746,994

562

Kansas City Marriott Hotel

Kansas City, MO

2010

LMSB Technical Training

Counsel

$638,635

433

Chicago Hyatt Regency

Chicago, IL

2010

Appeals Processing Services CPE

Appeals

$637,930

382

Westin Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL

2010

Excise Revenue Agent CPE 2010

SB/SE

$610,717

450

Marriott

Anaheim,

CA

2010

Employment Tax Specialists CPE 2010

SB/SE

$589,142

410

Omni San Diego Hotel

San Diego,

CA

                         

FY

Name

Division

Estimated Cost

Attendees

Venue

Location

2010

GE CPE

TE/GE

$529,863

368

Sheraton

Hotel

Denver, CO

2010

AWSS All Managers CPE

AWSS

$498,000

277

Marriott Hotel

New Orleans, LA

2010

Settlement Officers CPE Field

Appeals

$463,076

308

Westin Canal Place

New Orleans, LA

2010

All Managers

Meeting

Appeals

$400,411

246

Intercontinental Hotel

Chicago, IL

2010

LMSB Support Staff CPE

LB&I

$381,113

300

Crown Plaza Riverwalk

San Antonio, TX

2010

Abusive Transactions Summit Training

SB/SE

$358,938

238

Manchester Grand Hyatt

San Diego,

CA

2010

CI Supervisory Special Agent Workshops

CI

$351,413

224

Westin City Center

Dallas, TX

 

2010

EP Rulings and Agreements Annual CPE

TE/GE

$318,656

306

Hyatt Regency

Indianapolis, IN

2010

Business Master File Revenue Officer Training

Appeals

$316,031

134

Hilton

Memphis, TN

2010

IT Services Leadership Conference

MITS

$307,187

320

Millennium Hotel

Cincinnati, OH

2010

New Hire Orientation – Settlement Officers Session 2

Appeals

$301,771

230

Crowne Plaza Dallas

Dallas, TX

2010

New Attorney Orientation

Counsel

$263,577

190

Grand Hyatt

Washington, D.C.

2010

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Annual Meeting

TAS

$263,275

136

Capital Hilton

Washington, D.C.

2010

EO Basic New Hire Training

TE/GE

$260,765

89

Harris Tower

Atlanta, GA

2010

TAS Leadership

Conference

TAS

$259,212

127

Washington Marriott Metro Center

Washington, D.C.

2010

Specialty Managers CPE

SB/SE

$248,463

126

Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel

Tampa, FL

2010

Congressional Affairs Program Conference

TAS

$243,705

123

Capital Hilton

Washington, D.C.

2010

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

C&L

$242,331

259

Mandalay Bay

Las Vegas, NV

2010

Technical Services Tax Examiner CPE

SB/SE

$225,874

211

Crowne Plaza Riverwalk

San Antonio, TX

2010

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

C&L

$223,618

239

Hilton

Atlanta, GA

                     

FY

Name

Division

Estimated Cost

Attendees

Venue

Location

2010

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

C&L

$222,682

238

Hilton

New York, NY

2010

GLS Technical Training

Counsel

$218,877

84

Chicago Hyatt Regency

Chicago, IL

2010

All Managers Meeting – EUES

MITS

$212,540

126

Hilton Town &

Atlanta, GA

2010

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

C&L

$208,648

223

Country Hotel & Conf. Center

San Diego, CA

2010

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

C&L

$206,776

221

Hyatt

Chicago, IL

2010

SCR/Administrative Officer CPE

AWSS

$205,000

120

Hilton

San Francisco, CA

2010

CPE

AWSS

$201,215

142

Omni La Mansion

San Antonio, TX

2010

CPE

AWSS

$200,110

138

Omni La Mansion

San Antonio, TX

2010

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

C&L

$189,935

203

Caribe Royale

Orlando, FL

2010

Research CPE

SB/SE

$187,651

107

Omni Hotel

San Diego, CA

2010

S&F Face to Face CPE

SB/SE

$184,853

126

Sheraton Gunter Hotel

San Antonio, TX

2010

Specialty Administrative Professionals CPE

SB/SE

$184,835

81

Crown Plaza

San Antonio, TX

2010

Accounts Management Analyst Technical Training

W&I

$182,311

139

Renaissance Hotel Downtown

Atlanta, GA

2010

BMO All Employees CPE

W&I

$178,146

180

Sheraton

Atlanta, GA

2010

EOps All Managers Meeting

MITS

$171,573

185

Martinsburg Computing Ctr.

Martinsburg, WV

2010

All Employees CPE

AWSS

$166,431

150

Intercontinental Hotel

Dallas, TX

2010

FY 2010 CPE for Fraud Technical Advisors

SB/SE

$163,009

101

Blackstone Renaissance Wyndam

Chicago, IL

2010

All Managers CPE

AWSS

$160,121

77

Virginia Crossing Hotel

Richmond, VA

2010

TE/GE Technical Training

Counsel

$158,372

132

Hyatt Regency

Chicago, IL

2010

ERCS Oracle Discover

SB/SE

$154,076

74

Kansas City Campus

Kansas City, MO

2010

FM Manager Training

Counsel

$152,781

90

Chicago Hyatt Regency

Chicago, IL

FY

Name

Division

Estimated Cost

Attendees

Venue

Location

2010

CI Narcotics Money Laundering Training Seminar

CI

$145,306

106

El Paso Intelligence Center

El Paso, TX

2010

CI Chicago Field Office CPE Conference

CI

$140,937

180

Weston

Hotel

Indianapolis, IN

2010

2010

IRS Research Conference

RAS

$140,893

350

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Washington, D.C.

2010

CT Technical Training

Counsel

$140,496

87

Chicago Hyatt Regency

Chicago, IL

2010

Systems Integration and Coordination Branch All Meeting – EOps

Hands

MITS

$134,834

91

Tennessee Computing Ctr.

Memphis, TN

2010

California All Meeting

Managers

SB/SE

$134,608

130

Hilton

San Jose, CA

2010

CI Warrants and Forfeiture Asset Forfeiture CPE

CI

$131,291

130

Fort

Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2010

Strategy and Finance Analyst CPE

Appeals

$127,501

106

Hilton Memphis

Memphis, TN

2010

SB/SE Area Hiring Coordinator Planning Meeting

SB/SE

$127,500

86

Chicago Hilton Suites

Chicago, IL

2010

Field Specialist Issue Focus Meeting

LB&I

$126,685

86

San Diego Marriott

San Diego,

CA

2010

CI Seattle Field

Office CPE

CI

$125,579

127

Hilton Garden Inn

Seattle, WA

2010

W&I Compliance Headquarters Analysts Conference

W&I

$121,689

140

Ritz Carlton

Atlanta, GA

2010

Settlement Officers CPE Campus (East)

Appeals

$120,763

130

Hilton

Memphis, TN

2010

Exam Midwest Area All Managers Meeting

SB/SE

$120,415

96

Embassy Suites Hotel

Indianapolis, IN

2010

New Hire Orientation (AOs) – Session I

Appeals

$119,004

116

Crown Plaza

Dallas, TX

2010

EP Examinations Training

403(b)

TE/GE

$118,874

90

Embassy

Suites

Phoenix, AZ

2010

M&F All Employees Meeting

LB&I

$117,546

87

The Admiral Fell Inn

Baltimore, MD

2010

BSA

Conference

CI

$114,000

76

Benson Hotel

Portland, OR

                                 

FY

Name

Division

Estimated Cost

Attendees

Venue

Location

2010

SPEC National Disability Institute (NDI) Mayor Conference

W&I

$113,857

111

City Library

Jacksonville, FL

2010

Appeals Officers Campus CPE

Appeals

$113,476

110

Crowne Plaza West

Philadelphia, PA

2010

Annual Business Meeting

NHQ

$112,753

340

Westin Arlington Gateway

Arlington, VA

2010

Basic Trial Advocacy

Counsel

$112,729

53

Dallas CDS Training Site

Dallas, TX

2010

Exam Gulf States Area All Managers Meeting

SB/SE

$111,854

147

DoubleTree

Dallas, TX

2010

EO Exam All Managers Meeting

TE/GE

$111,733

73

Embassy

Suites

Chicago, IL

2010

IRS Training

Class –

Phase II

CI

$110,586

77

Sea Palms Hotel

St. Simons, GA

2010

Basic Trial Advocacy

Counsel

$109,557

53

Dallas CDS Training Site

Dallas, TX

2010

Financial Management Customer Training Conference

CFO

$109,165

98

Tamarack Conference Center

Beckley, WV

2010

Exam South Atlantic All Managers Meeting

SB/SE

$106,896

121

Marriott

Lake Mary, FL

2010

Appeals Regional Meeting

Appeals

$105,567

85

Wyndham Hotel

Chicago, IL

2010

EPTA CPE

TE/GE

$104,573

68

Hotel Monaco

Seattle, WA

2010

IRS-CI/TEOAF Title 31/SAR Review Task Force

CI

$102,501

137

Omni Shoreham

San Diego,

CA

2010

Atlanta Accounts Management Leadership Conference

W&I

$101,342

172

Wyndam Riverwalk Hotel

Jacksonville, FL

2010

Corporate New Hire Orientation Sep 10 TCO

SB/SE

$100,114

87

Hilton/Westin

Anaheim, CA, and Atlanta, GA

2010

North Atlantic Area All Managers CPE

CI

$100,000

82

Wyndham Princeton Forrestal Hotel

Princeton, NJ

2010

SPEC Leadership Conference

W&I

$99,947

70

Twelve Centennial

Atlanta, GA

                     

FY

Name

Division

Estimated Cost

Attendees

Venue

Location

2010

Basic Trial Advocacy

Counsel

$99,092

53

New Carrollton Federal Bldg.

Lanham, MD

2010

Exam North Atlantic Area All Managers Meeting

SB/SE

$98,877

112

Westin

Hotel

Providence, RI

2010

CI National Counterterrorism Seminar

CI

$98,000

85

Shades of Green

Orlando, FL

2010

LMSB Managers Meeting

Counsel

$97,000

77

Embassy Suites

Tampa, FL

2010

Exam Western Area All Managers Meeting

SB/SE

$96,497

92

Heathman Lodge

Vancouver, WA

2010

Personnel Security CPE

HCO

$95,831

75

Pittsburgh Marriot City Center

Pittsburgh, PA

2010

M&P Leadership Conference

W&I

$95,820

62

Bolger Center

Potomac, MD

2010

BSP Conference

AWSS

$95,693

84

DoubleTree

Orlando, FL

2010

Commissioner Leadership Conference

W&I

$94,249

120

Georgia Tech Hotel

Atlanta, GA

2010

Cross-Functional International Training

TE/GE

$94,179

58

Park

Hyatt

Washington, D.C.

2010

Training – EOps

MITS

$93,665

73

New Carrollton Federal Bldg.

Lanham, MD

2010

PIPDS All Employees Meeting

PGLD

$90,804

65

Hyatt Regency

Savannah, GA

2010

SB/SE Collection Gulf States All Managers Meeting

SB/SE

$90,000

95

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Dallas, TX

2010

Corporate New Hire Orientation – April 10

TCO

SB/SE

$89,772

76

Westin

Hotel

Dallas, TX

2010

All Managers

CPE

HCO

$89,540

50

Marriott Copley Plaza

Boston, MA

2010

Exam Technical Service All Managers Meeting

SB/SE

$88,837

55

Hyatt

Regency

Chicago, IL

2010

All Managers

Meeting

HCO

$88,824

50

Westin Memphis Beale Hotel

Memphis, TN

2010

Appeals TG Business Meeting

Appeals

$88,419

70

Hyatt Regency Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

2010

PIO CPE

CI

$87,483

67

Hotel Solamar

San

Diego, CA

2010

Exam Central Area All Managers Meeting

SB/SE

$87,089

70

DoubleTree Hotel and Suites

Pittsburgh, PA

                         

FY

Name

Division

Estimated Cost

Attendees

Venue

Location

2010

Newark Field CPE

Office FY10

CI

$87,084

107

Thayer Hotel

West Point, NJ

2010

Oakland Field Office FY10 CPE

CI

$85,752

132

DoubleTree Hotel

Rohnert Park, CA

2010

CPE for IMD

Community

RAS

$85,274

193

Georgetown University

New Carrollton, MD

2010

Fraud Technical Advisors Revenue Agent International

SB/SE

$84,424

153

St. Louis Union Station Marriott

St. Louis, MO

2010

CLD

Administrative CPE

SB/SE

$83,276

55

Hyatt

Baltimore, MD

2010

EP Examinations Programs and Review CPE

TE/GE

$81,842

60

Nashville CDS

Nashville, TN

2010

Technical Advisors CPE

Appeals

$81,350

61

IRS Appeals Office

Washington, D.C.

2010

CI Refund Crimes All Managers Meeting

CI

$79,675

67

Hilton Charlotte University Place

Charlotte, NC

2010

Advanced Trial Advocacy

Counsel

$77,679

55

Jacksonville CDS Training Site

Jacksonville, FL

2010

Area 10 Business Meeting

Appeals

$77,175

126

Holiday Inn – Airport

Fresno, CA

2010

Account Managers FY11 Leadership Conference

W&I

$77,072

201

Marriott South

Austin, TX

2010

FA Area 4 Leadership Conference

W&I

$74,588

53

Omni

Houston,

TX

2010

EP MAP Training

TE/GE

$74,276

56

IRS Office

Jacksonville, FL

2010

FBSA

Secretary CPE 2010

SB/SE

$73,981

54

St. Louis Union Station Marriott

St Louis, MO

2010

All Managers

Meeting

CFO

$72,195

54

Airlie Center

Warrenton, VA

2010

Account Managers Fresno Directorate Leadership Conference

W&I

$71,959

87

Courtyard Marriott

Portland, OR

2010

Detroit Field

Office FY10 CPE

CI

$67,338

95

Marriott

East Lansing, MI

2010

EP Conflict Management

TE/GE

$66,778

57

Chet Holifield Federal Building

Philadelphia, PA

                       

FY

Name

Division

Estimated Cost

Attendees

Venue

Location

2010

CCS Filing and Payment Compliance

SB/SE

$66,000

55

Hyatt Regency

St. Louis, MO

2010

FA Area 3 Leadership Conference

W&I

$65,962

53

Hyatt

Atlanta, GA

2010

W&I Compliance Leadership Conference

W&I

$64,805

60

Georgia Tech Hotel

Atlanta, GA

2010

Reasonable Accommodations

AWSS

$63,961

50

DoubleTree

Dallas, TX

2010

National Research Project Training

TE/GE

$63,812

58

Nashville CDS

Nashville, TN

2010

FA Area 2 Leadership Conference

W&I

$63,548

56

Gateway

Center

Cincinnati, OH

2010

EPSS Leadership Conference

W&I

$62,193

60

Renaissance

Atlanta, GA

2010

SB:SP:EG Estate and Gift Tax Managers CPE 2010

SB/SE

$61,227

55

Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina

Tampa, FL

2010

Andover Compliance Service Leadership Conference

W&I

$59,082

75

Nashua Radisson Castle

Nashua, NH

2010

CPE for IMD

Community

RAS

$56,984

144

New Carrolton Federal Building

Kansas City, KS

2010

Compliance FY10 Leadership Conference

W&I

$53,580

140

Grand Occasions

Fresno, CA

2010

FA Area 1 Leadership Conference

W&I

$52,421

52

Andover Campus

Andover, MA

2010

SB/SE Collection Central Area All Managers Meeting

SB/SE

$48,000

63

Fairfield Inn

Weirton, WV

2010

Accounts Management Leadership Conference

W&I

$47,849

86

The W Hotel

Atlanta, GA

2010

Accounts Management Leadership CPE

W&I

$46,230

170

Atlantis Marine World

Riverhead, NY

2010

All Employees CPE

HCO

$41,006

50

Wyndham Virginia Crossings

Glenn Allen, WV

2010

FY10 IRS Ogden Accounts Management Center All Managers CPE Speed of Trust

W&I

$36,197

121

Marriott

Ogden, UT

2010

SP Joint Leadership Conference

W&I

$27,568

64

Little America Hotel

Salt Lake City, UT

                 

FY

Name

Division

Estimated Cost

Attendees

Venue

Location

2010

All Managers FY 10 Leadership Conference

W&I

$22,319

118

Marriott

Ogden, UT

2010

Accounts Management Leadership Conference

W&I

$22,160

90

Hilton Hotel

Memphis, TN

2010

Kansas City Compliance Leadership Conference

W&I

$20,496

200

John Knox Village

Lee’s Summit, MO

2010

Compliance Leadership Conference

W&I

$17,730

139

Austin Marriot

Austin, TX

2010

Accounts Management CPE

W&I

$16,693

90

Memphis Campus

Memphis, TN

2010

Atlanta Field Compliance Services Leadership Conference

W&I

$16,274

139

Twelve

Hotel

Atlanta, GA

2010

Accounts Management Training Day

W&I

$2,720

200

Tusculum Church of Christ

Nashville, TN

2011

Estate and Gift Tax Attorney FY 11 CPE

SB/SE

$480,638

332

Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina

Tampa, FL

2011

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

C&L

$261,721

277

Gaylord National Harbor

Washington, D.C.

2011

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Annual Meeting

TAS

$260,600

136

Capital Hilton

Washington, D.C.

2011

TAS Leadership Conference

TAS

$258,005

113

Fairmont Hotel

Washington, D.C.

2011

Congressional Affairs Program Conference

TAS

$234,793

121

Fairmont Hotel

Washington, D.C.

2011

Fraud Technical Advisors Phase II (course delivery)

SB/SE

$211,312

78

Marriott Mission Valley

San Diego,

CA

2011

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

C&L

$205,975

218

Caesar’s Palace

Las Vegas, NV

2011

Annual Asset Forfeiture CPE

CI

$204,925

130

W Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

2011

Fraud Emerging Issues

International

SB/SE

$186,730

155

St. Louis Union Station Marriott

St. Louis, MO

2011

All Managers Meeting –

EUES

MITS

$180,969

111

Marriott Quorum

Dallas, TX

2011

All Managers

Meeting

HCO

$179,044

145

Hyatt Regency Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

2011

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

C&L

$178,575

189

Marriott

Atlanta, GA

                       

FY

Name

Division

Estimated Cost

Attendees

Venue

Location

2011

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

C&L

$167,237

177

Hilton

Dallas, TX

2011

New Hire Orientation

(AOs)

Appeals

$161,731

144

DoubleTree Hotel

Dallas, TX

2011

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

C&L

$159,678

169

San Jose Convention Center

San Jose, CA

2011

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

C&L

$155,899

165

Hilton

Orlando, FL

2011

BSA

Conference

CI

$153,000

102

Drake Hotel

Chicago, IL

2011

CI Senior Leadership Meeting

CI

$147,831

119

Sheraton

Hotel

McLean, VA

2011

SB/SE Collection AIQ All Managers Meeting

SB/SE

$141,381

135

Hilton Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

2011

All Managers

CPE

AWSS

$141,109

72

Wyndam Virginia Crossing Hotel

Richmond, VA

2011

Fuel Compliance Agent (FCA) Phase III

SB/SE

$134,106

59

Brentwood Training Center

Brentwood, TN

2011

All Managers

Meeting

AWSS

$127,168

96

Baltimore Marriott

Baltimore, MD

2011

Senior Managers Meeting

HCO

$117,283

70

Park Plaza Hotel and Tower

Boston, MA

2011

CI Questionable Refund Program and RPP Meeting

CI

$109,759

84

Gallery One

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2011

All Employees CPE

C&L

$100,835

72

Intercontinental

Chicago,

IL

2011

NATIA

Conference

CI

$99,099

54

Tampa Convention Ctr.

Tampa, FL

2011

Basic Trial Advocacy

Counsel

$97,561

53

Dallas CDS Training Site

Dallas, TX

2011

New Hire Orientation (Settlement Officers)

Appeals

$97,279

122

DoubleTree Hotel

Dallas, TX

2011

CI National Counterterrorism Seminar

CI

$91,311

77

Shades of Green

Orlando, FL

2011

Basic Trial Advocacy

Counsel

$90,057

53

Dallas CDS Training Site

Dallas, TX

2011

Leadership

Conference

AWSS

$90,036

63

New York New York Hotel

Las Vegas, NV

2011

SPEC National Disability Institute Mayor Conference

W&I

$86,724

72

Federal Reserve

Boston, MA

                           

FY

Name

Division

Estimated Cost

Attendees

Venue

Location

2011

CIMIS Equipment Coordinator CPE

CI

$83,000

58

Westin Canal Place Hotel

New Orleans, LA

2011

Domestic Terrorism and Frivolous Filer Training Conference

CI

$79,447

75

Sheraton Hotel

Chicago, IL

2011

New Attorney Orientation

Counsel

$77,063

85

IRS Main Building

Washington, D.C.

2011

EO

International Training

TE/GE

$76,872

62

Nashville CDS

Nashville, TN

2011

Coordinated Issues Cases Excise Cases

SB/SE

$76,137

54

Brentwood Training Center

Brentwood, TN

2011

Asset Forfeiture Basic Training

CI

$76,117

66

Chet Holified Federal Building

Laguna Niguel, CA

2011

Issue Practice Group (CAM and DCE)

LB&I

$71,457

65

DoubleTree by Hilton, Buckhead

Atlanta, GA

2011

SB/SE Collection Midwest Area All Managers Meeting

SB/SE

$71,435

80

DoubleTree Milwaukee City Center

Milwaukee, WI

2011

PIPDS All Employees Meeting

PGLD

$68,611

72

Intercontinental Harbor Court

Baltimore, MD

2011

SPEC National Disability Institute (NDI) Mayor Conference

W&I

$62,206

111

Federal

Reserve

Chicago, IL

2011

EP Voluntary Compliance Workshop

TE/GE

$60,712

87

DoubleTree Hotel

Austin, TX

2011

CI Asset Forfeiture Training Conference

CI

$27,180

78

Marriott

Hotel

Kansas City, MO

2011

Charlotte Field Office Asset Forfeiture Training/Town Hall Meeting

CI

$22,804

85

Embassy

Suites

Charlotte, NC

2011

Accounts Management FY11 Leadership Conference Continuous Improvement Starts With One

W&I

$21,515

126

Marriott

Ogden, UT

 

2011

Asset Forfeiture Conference – New Orleans Field Office

CI

$19,443

61

Oxford Conference Center

Oxford, MS

2011

Cincinnati SP Leadership Conference

W&I

$570

125

Gateway Center

Covington, KY

                       

FY

Name

Division

Estimated Cost

Attendees

Venue

Location

2011

M&P Leadership Conference

W&I

$372

65

Video Conference

Video Conference

2012

Flow Through Entity

SB/SE

$1,778,194

317

IRS Space

Various Cities

2012

Flow Through Entity

SB/SE

$1,044,259

211

IRS Space

Various Cities

2012

EP Examinations Phase III New Hire Training

TE/GE

$218,871

61

Earle Cabell Federal Building

Dallas, TX

2012

Congressional Affairs Program Conference

TAS

$200,903

107

Fairmont Hotel

Washington, D.C.

2012

TAS Leadership Conference

TAS

$196,000

115

Hyatt Arlington

Arlington, VA

2012

New Hire Orientation

for

FY13

Appeals

$156,600

115

DoubleTree Hotel

Dallas, TX

2012

National Tax Forum

C&L

$146,358

81

Hilton

New York, NY

 

2012

National Tax Forum

C&L

$133,648

89

Caesar’s Palace

Las Vegas, NV

 

2012

CI Refund Crimes CPE

CI

$133,415

96

Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel

San Antonio, TX

 

2012

National Tax Forum

C&L

$124,445

79

Hyatt McCormick Place

Chicago, IL

 

2012

National Tax Forum

C&L

$116,752

82

Hilton

Orlando, FL

 

2012

National Tax Forum

C&L

$106,220

78

Marriott

Atlanta, GA

 

2012

National Tax Forum

C&L

$102,933

78

Town and Country

San Diego,

CA

 

2012

Advanced Training

CI

$99,586

70

King and Prince Hotel

St. Simons, GA

 

2012

PFTG QA Consistency Forum

LB&I

$75,000

50

IRS CDS Training Facility

Pittsburgh, PA

2012

LITC Grantee Conference

TAS

$72,563

60

Capitol Hilton

Washington, D.C.

2012

Fiduciary Abusive Trust

SB/SE

$61,684

50

Chet Holifield Federal Building

Laguna Niguel, CA

2012

New Attorney Orientation

Counsel

$53,362

103

IRS Main Building

Washington, D.C.

2012

Fresno SP Leadership Conference

W&I

$18,379

190

Golden Palace

Fresno, CA

                                       

2012

Austin SP Leadership Conference

W&I

$8,366

180

Wyndham Hotel

Austin, TX

2012

National Resources and Construction Industry DFO – West Town Hall Meeting

LB&I

$5,000

175

Ronald Deaton Civic Auditorium

Los Angeles, CA

2012

Ogden SP Leadership Conference

W&I

$3,600

140

Davis Conference Center

Layton, UT.

2012

Kansas City SP Leadership Conference

W&I

$669

160

Kansas City Campus

Kansas City, MO

The Internal Revenue Service released a report on conference spending by the tax agency from 2010-2012, highlighted by a $4.1 million gathering for 2,600 employees in Anaheim, California in 2010, which included thousands of dollars in swag for attendees, as well as luxury hotel rooms and free food.  The inspector ...

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