Kimberly A. Schoenbacher

Senior Manager, Foreign Payments Program Office Manager, Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Kim joined the Internal Revenue Service in August 2013 as the Senior Program Manager of the Foreign Payments Practice (FPP) Program Office and is her permanent position.

Currently, Kim is the Acting Director of Field Operations, FPP which includes a nationwide cadre of specially trained withholding international examiners and a Program Office responsible for strategy, planning, analysis and training.  In addition, FPP is responsible for FATCA implementation, the Financial Intermediaries Program, and the FPP & Analysis Office. Prior to becoming the Acting Director Field Operations, FPP, Kim co-lead the Large Business & International (LB&I) Tax Reform Implementation team representing LB&I’s coordination efforts with various stakeholders working to implement the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Prior to joining the Internal Revenue Service, Kim was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) from 2007 through 2013.

Kim began her tax career with PwC in the International Tax Services-Alternative Investments practice, where she assisted clients with international tax planning and other Alternative Investment issues.  In November 2008, Kim joined PwC’s Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution Team and consulted on various matters, including Global Information Reporting, Foreign Bank Account Reporting compliance, stock study analyses, defense against unreasonable compensation assertions, 9100 Relief and Audit defense, including audits of Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds.

Kim received her law degree from New York Law School, Cum Laude, LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law and Bachelor’s from Connecticut College.  After graduating from law school, Kim consulted on anti-money laundering compliance for several international banks.