Kathy Petronchak


Kathy Petronchak serves as an invaluable resource on a wide range of issues related to IRS procedures, such as alternative dispute resolution; statute of limitations; account related problems, collection issues, and penalty issues. She also assists in representing clients before the IRS with an examination or appeal issue. She specializes in the area of tax controversy services, providing support for clients in their issues with the IRS.

She has worked with a countless number of businesses in examination from both the government’s perspective and in the position of audit defense. Kathy has 29 years’ experience in directing IRS compliance activities and 5 years of experience at a Big Four firm providing tax controversy services. Her experience at IRS included serving as Commissioner of the Small Business/Self–Employed Division (SB/SE); where she was responsible for overseeing IRS audits and collection activity of small and mid-sized businesses. She also held several executive positions in the Large and Mid-Size Business Division overseeing IRS audits of large taxpayers and the IRS programs relating to prefiling and technical guidance.

Kathy is currently past Chair of the AICPA IRS Advocacy & Relations Committee and has served on various committees the past 13 years.

  • B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.B.A., University of Texas
  • Certified Public Accountant, Virginia, Texas, and District of Columbia License
  • AICPA, past Chair of the AICPA IRS Advocacy and Relations Committee
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

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