Assistant Treasury Sec. David Kautter Appointed as Acting IRS Commissioner

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Oct 27, 2017

The president has appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy David Kautter as acting commissioner of the IRS. He will succeed the current commissioner John Koskinen after the end of his term on Nov. 12.

“I look forward to having David Kautter as Acting Commissioner of the IRS. David will provide important leadership while we wait to confirm a permanent Commissioner,” said Secretary Mnuchin. “Assistant Secretary Kautter has had an illustrious 40-year career in tax policy, and I am confident that the IRS and the American people will benefit from his experience and insight.”
Kautter joined Treasury as Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy in August 2017. He will continue to carry out his Assistant Secretary duties, including working on tax reform, while serving as Acting Commissioner. Deputy Commissioners Kirsten Wielobob and Jeff Tribiano will continue to run the day-to-day operations of the IRS, both reporting to David.

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