John Sweeney is a Special Counsel in the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (INTL) at the IRS. He focuses on withholding issues and reporting issues, including guidance under Chapters 3 and 4 of the Code, reporting under Section 6038D, the requirements for Qualified Intermediaries, and international aspects of domestic information reporting provisions. Previously, he was a Senior Technical Reviewer and Branch Chief at IRS counsel. Before that, he was a Senior Manager in KPMG LLP’s information reporting practice and, preceding that, had worked for almost 10 years at IRS as an attorney in LMSB Counsel, Financial Services. He previously held various positions in IRS’ Examination Division.
Mr. Sweeney received a J.D. and an L.L.M. degree (in taxation) from New York Law School and is a certified public accountant in New York State.