Andrew (Andy) Keyso has been selected as the Deputy Chief in the Office of Appeals, effective January 21, 2018. In this role, he will assist the Chief of Appeals in providing leadership over nationwide programs designed to enable Appeals employees to resolve tax controversies, without litigation, on a fair and impartial basis.
Prior to this assignment, Andy served as the IRS Chief of Staff and worked closely with the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners to implement strategic priorities and initiatives critical to tax administration. Before joining the Chief of Staff’s office, he served for 18 years in various positions in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, including as Associate Chief Counsel of the Income Tax and Accounting Division. He previously served as Special Counsel to the Chief Counsel and as an attorney in the Procedure and Administration Division. Andy began his IRS career as a revenue agent in the former Newark, New Jersey District, where he later served as a technical advisor to the Chief, Examination Division.
Andy is a graduate of Temple University School of Law, a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and a certified public accountant. He has served as an adjunct professor in the Georgetown University Law Center's graduate tax program.