2024 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum


Jonathan Schnatz

IRS Criminal Investigation, USA

Special Agent | J5 Team Lead


Special Agent Jonathan Schnatz is a Senior Analyst with IRS Criminal Investigation. Jonathan chairs the IRS:CI Professional Enabler Group as part of the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5). The J5 is an alliance between the criminal tax authorities of Australia, Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States focused on combatting transnational tax and financial crimes. The Enabler Group collaborates through sharing intelligence to identify and disrupt offshore service providers, promoters, and financial institutions facilitating financial crimes. Prior to this position, Jonathan was a Senior Analyst within Global Operations - International Field Operations, where he managed the Voluntary Disclosure Practice and was instrumental in working with internal and external stakeholders to modernize the practice. He served as the Acting Deputy Attaché at the US Embassy in London, UK and worked with government and law enforcement personnel from various European countries to further the mission of IRS:CI. Jonathan started his career with IRS:CI in the Philadelphia Field Office and focused on investigating public corruption and international abusive tax schemes before being promoted to a Supervisory Special Agent where he led a group of agents in multiple states and directed investigations involving tax fraud, money laundering, narcotics, public corruption, international tax schemes, and national security. Prior to joining IRS Criminal Investigation, he worked in public accounting and has a dual degree in Accounting and Finance from DeSales University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of Pennsylvania.