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Trump Says He'll Nominate Charles Rettig As New IRS Commissioner

If confirmed, he'll need to implement the new GOP tax plan.
Posted at 5:32 PM, Feb 09, 2018

On Thursday, President Donald Trump said he'll nominate tax lawyer Charles Rettig as the new leader of the IRS.

Rettig formerly served as chairman of the IRS Advisory Council and is currently vice chairman of administration for the American Bar Association's taxation section and a member of the California Franchise Tax Board Advisory Council. 

If confirmed, Rettig would work to implement the new GOP tax plan that takes effect this year.   

It won't be an easy task. The IRS needs to update forms, make new definitions, write regulations, field an expected increase in taxpayer questions and do so after years of budget cuts, as reported in The Wall Street Journal. 

Rettig will replace former Senate-confirmed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, whom Republicans notoriously disliked.