Tax Attorney To Be Nominated to be New IRS Head

By:
Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Feb 7, 2018
IRS

The administration plans to formally nominate California-based tax attorney Charles “Chuck” Rettig to head the IRS, who would replace acting head David Kautter, according to Bloomberg. Rettig, who has been at the firm Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez for 35 years, specializes in tax controversies as well as tax, business, charitable and estate planning, and family wealth transfers, according to his ABA bio. He is also a prolific lecturer and author. He has also publicly supported the president's decision to not release his tax returns to the public. Unlike previous heads, Rettig specifically comes from a tax background, versus a general business management background. If approved he would help an agency struggling with funding cuts, staffing shortages, and ballooning demands ranging from implementing tax reform to curbing identity theft. 

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