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Nikole Flax

Deputy Commissioner, Large Business and International (LB&I) Division
Internal Revenue Service
Nikole Flax currently serves as the Deputy Commissioner in the Large Business and International (LB&I) Division. In this role, she will assist the Division Commissioner in leading a workforce of 5,000 employees and will share responsibility for overseeing tax administration activities for corporations, subchapter S corporations, and partnerships with assets greater than $10 million and for administering the tax laws that affect individuals with international activity.

Prior to this assignment, Nikole served as Deputy Chief in the Office of Appeals. Previous executive positions include Special Assistant to the Chief, Appeals, IRS Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement. Nikole also served in multiple roles in the IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division.

Before joining the IRS in 2008, Nikole served for seven years as Legislation Counsel on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation where she provided technical and policy advice to Members of Congress and congressional staff on tax issues.

Nikole was formerly a tax associate with the law firm of Strasburger & Price, LLP, in Dallas, Texas and is also a Certified Public Accountant. She received an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law and B.S. in Accounting, from Louisiana State University.