Founder and Principal Kenneth J. Hines
Hines Consulting USA is a company founded on the deep expertise of principal Kenneth Hines, former Director of Operations Policy and Support at IRS-Criminal Investigation’s National Headquarters. After serving 24 years at IRS-CI, he launched into the world of entrepreneurs in the Greater Seattle Area with a goal of serving clients globally.
Mr. Hines is an Enrolled Agent and a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.
Mr. Hines began his IRS career on the civil side as a Revenue Agent before making the switch to a Special Agent with IRS-CI where his career eventually elevated him to lead the Pacific Area Field Operations and ultimately was named one of the top law enforcement leaders in IRS-CI. As Director of Operations, Policy and Support, he oversaw all domestic and global operations with 4,000 staff members worldwide.
Mr. Hines was requested and served on the Law Enforcement Executive Steering Committee for the President of the United States affecting government policy changes. In addition, Hines established IRS Criminal Investigation’s procedures for the 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (OVDI). Under his direction, IRS-CI continually improved the implementation processes and the OVDI website.
In addition, Mr. Hines provided direction and strategic planning for tax, BSA and money laundering investigations and compliance issues affecting millions of taxpayers and large areas of the economy. Mr. Hines is the past President of the Hawaii State Law Enforcement Official’s Association.
Mr. Hines is a sought after expert in international tax law and regulations and enjoys authoring articles aimed at educating the public and industry experts on fraud prevention. He's been published in Young Money, The American Chiropractor, Dentistry IQ, Drug Topics, and Convenience Store News, and is quoted in the book, The Wrong Stuff profiling America’s largest congressional corruption case.