Filomena is a graduate of the Rutgers University and has a dual degree in History and Political Science. Shortly upon receiving her Bachelor’s, she began her career with the Internal Revenue Service.
As a thirty-three-year veteran, Filomena has held several positions ranging from Auditor, Quality Reviewer, Electronic Filing Coordinator and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coordinator. She spent close to a decade assigned to the Taxpayer Education Office, where she actively promoted and increased public awareness of the EITC eligibility requirements.
Currently, Filomena is a Relationship Manager for the Tax Outreach, Partnership and Education Branch of the Internal Revenue Service's and works out of the Cherry Hill, New Jersey Post of Duty. Her responsibilities include developing outreach partnerships with non-tax companies, organizations and associations, such as the banking industry to educate and communicate changes in tax law, policy and procedures. Prior to March 2018, she served as Senior Stakeholder Liaison for the Mid-Atlantic Area and for twelve years was the Lead Specialist for New Jersey Practitioner Liaison Committee, which elevated over five hundred different suggestions to improve the IRS services. She also served as a Program Analyst for the Mid-Atlantic Area for the Issue Management Resolution System and was the Lead Specialist for the South Jersey Working Together Symposium for over six years, which is an event emphasizing the importance of on-going communications between the Practitioner Community and IRS. She has also been credited with working with industries, and was involved in drafting educational guides and identifying a major stakeholder that initiated the “Standard Meal Rate” for Daycare Providers as the first IRS-Office Burden Reduction initiative.
During her tenure with the IRS she has conducted numerous presentations to the small business, general and practitioner community covering topics ranging from cybersecurity, electronic filing, e-services, identity theft, information returns, empowerment zones, employment taxes, and tax law changes etc.