New York's Aggressive Pursuit of Tax Scofflaws Gains Teeth, Gathers Momentum as State Pursues Creative New Strategies

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William J. Comiskey, former deputy commissioner for tax enforcement with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, recently joined the law firm of Hodgson Russ LLP. Mr. Comiskey was New York's top tax enforcement officer, overseeing the work of 2,500 auditors, collectors, and criminal investigators. During his tenure, New York ramped up its data mining efforts and enacted legislation to put more tools in the hands of investigators. In this interview, Mr. Comiskey talks with BNA about trends in tax law enforcement in the state and throughout the nation.