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Eric Hylton

IRS-Criminal Investigation
Executive Director, Office of International Operations
Washington, DC, USA


Eric Hylton is the Executive Director, International Operations for IRS Criminal Investigation (CI).  Mr. Hylton is responsible for developing and implementing an evolving strategic vision to expand CI’s presence in a challenging and rapidly changing global financial environment, optimizing resources to improve compliance with U.S. tax and other financial laws, and partnering with stakeholders.  CI partners with other IRS operating divisions, federal agencies, domestic and foreign law enforcement entities, financial institutions, and law and accounting firms to identify and address threats to our global financial system.  Mr. Hylton is headquartered in Washington, DC.  Mr. Hylton was selected for his current position in July 2012 and reports directly to Deputy Chief for Criminal Investigation.  Mr. Hylton is currently the Chairman for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)-Task Force for Tax Crimes and Other Crimes.  

Mr. Hylton began his Internal Revenue Service career in 1993 as a Special Agent with the IRS-Criminal Investigation in St. Louis, MO.  He has held increasingly responsible positions of Supervisory Special Agent in Atlanta, GA; Senior Analyst in the IRS-Criminal Investigation Headquarters, Review and Program Evaluation, International Office; Assistant Director in the IRS-Criminal Investigation Headquarters Office of Narcotics and Counterterrorism; Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Washington, DC Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Field Office. Mr. Hylton completed the IRS Candidate Development Program in 2013.

Mr. Hylton has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Accounting from Morehouse College, and is a native of Washington, DC.

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