Tax Division [Department of Justice] Law and Legal Definition

The Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is an important litigation component of the department to enforce the nation’s tax laws fully, fairly, and consistently, through both criminal and civil litigation. The Division aims to promote voluntary compliance with the tax laws, maintain public confidence in the integrity of the tax system, and promote the sound development of the law. The Division is headed by an Assistant Attorney General, who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. S/he is assisted by four Deputy Assistant Attorneys General. The attorneys of the Tax Division are responsible to promote public compliance of the internal revenue laws by ensuring strict and even-handed enforcement.