Eunkyong Choi joined the New York City Department of Finance to head the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate in June 2016. She and her team advocate for taxpayers who have not been able to resolve issues through normal Department of Finance channels. The Office of the Taxpayer Advocate assists individual taxpayers while also identifying systemic problems with Department of Finance policies and procedures.
Eunkyong has extensive experience as a tax controversy attorney. Before joining city government, she served as a lecturer in law and as a supervising attorney for the Washington University School of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. In that role, Eunkyong represented low-income taxpayers in state and federal administrative proceedings, including before the IRS and the United States Tax Court. Prior to that, she served as the program director and supervising attorney for the Nevada Legal Services Low-Income Taxpayer Program.
In addition to her advocacy on behalf of low-income taxpayers, Eunkyong has served as a member of the IRS Advisory Council and been elected a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. She holds Master of Law in taxation and J.D. degrees from the Washington University School of Law.