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Trump Announces Rettig To Lead IRS

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

14 February 2018

US President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate tax lawyer Charles P Rettig as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the remainder of a term of five years beginning on November 13, 2017.

Rettig is a partner at California law firm Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher, and Perez, was chair of the IRS Advisory Council, and was a member of the Advisory Board for the California Franchise Tax Board. He is currently Chair of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association and Vice-President of the American College of Tax Counsel.

The nomination was announced in a White House press briefing on February 8, 2018. Republicans in Congress have welcomed the proposal.

"I am pleased to see President Trump moving forward with a new leader at the IRS who is focused on serving taxpayers and administering our new tax code fairly, effectively, and with integrity," said House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX). "With a long history of helping families and job creators navigate the tax code and stand up to the IRS when the agency is wrong, Chuck Rettig as the new IRS Commissioner is just the partner we need as we work to overhaul our nation's tax administrator."

"Taxpayers have rightfully lost faith in the IRS after years of bad leadership, abuses of power, and failed policies," he said. "With a new tax code and a willing partner at the IRS who shares our commitment to taxpayer service, now is the time to redesign the agency so it works for all Americans."

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