Philip G. Yamalis represents the IRS at educational and taxpayer outreach events working with tax professionals, payroll providers, industry and trade associations, small business owners, as well as in conjunction with other Federal, State and local government agencies. Philip’s responsibilities have included working with the practitioner community to increase awareness of Abusive Tax Avoidance Transactions, as well as working with various Small Business industry organizations to promote voluntary compliance. He is a certified IRS instructor, and represents the IRS at various practitioner CPE sessions in Western PA and West Virginia.
Yamalis began his career at the IRS in 1991 as a Taxpayer Service Representative in the former Pittsburgh District. Prior to joining the former Taxpayer Education & Communication organization in October 2001, Philip served as a Fuel Compliance Officer for 6 years in the Excise Tax (Examination) area of the former Pennsylvania District. Philip coordinates the annual IRS Working Together conference in Western PA and West Virginia. He has conducted numerous presentations to small business, practitioner, and general audiences on topics such as IRS policies and procedures, electronic tax administration, and tax law issues.
A native of Aliquippa, PA, Philip attended the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Business & Economics. As a post-graduate, he has subsequently completed several additional accounting courses at Community College of Allegheny County and Robert Morris University. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, MA. Philip is a chanter for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh and serves on the Metropolis Council. He and his wife reside in Pittsburgh, PA with their 2 children.