Kimberly A. Schoenbacher

Acting Director of Field Operations Foreign Payments Practice, New York Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Kim joined the Internal Revenue Service in August 2013 and is currently the Acting Director of Field Operations of the Foreign Payments Practice which includes a nationwide cadre of specially trained withholding international examiners and a Program Office responsible for strategy, planning, analysis and training.  The Foreign Payments Practice also encompasses FATCA implementation & compliance, the Financial Intermediaries Program, the Foreign Payments Planning & Analysis Office and the Central Withholding Agreements Team (that focus on foreign athletes and entertainers).


Prior to becoming the acting Director of FPP in October 2018, Kim co-lead the 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 Service, Kim was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) from 2007 through 2013 where she began as an associate with the International Tax Services-Alternative Investments practice.  In November 2008, Kim joined PwC’s Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution Team and consulted on various Practice and Procedural matters, including Global Information Reporting.


Kim received her law degree from New York Law School cum laude; she obtained her L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and received her B.A. from Connecticut College.