Carol Campbell is the director of the IRS Return Preparer Office since August 2012. As director, she is responsible for the IRS’s oversight program of the tax professional industry. Her office handles the preparer tax identification number (PTIN) program and registration of almost 700,000 tax return preparers and other tax professionals with the IRS, as well as oversight of the Annual Filing Season program and all enrollment programs (enrolled agent, enrolled retirement plan agent, and enrolled actuary).
Carol is a graduate of the University of Virginia and subsequently earned a law degree from the College of William and Mary.
After law school, Carol worked for the U.S. Department of Labor, and then joined the IRS in 1991. Before becoming RPO Director, Carol was a senior docket attorney in Chief Counsel, Counsel to the National Taxpayer Advocate, Division Counsel for Wage and Investment, and Deputy Chief of Staff for the IRS Commissioner.