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Senate Confirms New IRS Commissioner

Charles Rettig says goal is to “restore trust”

In a 64-33 vote, the Senate confirmed President Trump’s nominee to head up the Internal Revenue Service. Charles Rettig, a California tax attorney, will serve out the remainder of a five-year term that ends in November 2022.

Rettig, who is from Beverly Hills, has represented clients in disputes with the IRS, and has served on an IRS advisory council. During his confirmation hearing in June, Rettig said he would “restore trust” between the agency and the public, and would run the IRS in an “impartial and unbiased manner.”

On Rettig’s confirmation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “I look forward to this nominee getting to work on behalf of the American taxpayers.”

The IRS faces a host of challenges. It needs to work on full implementation of the 2017 tax law, outdated technology, cyber threats, and all with a downsized workforce.

Sources: The Hill, Wall Street Journal
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For Commissioner Charles Rettig as he begins his work as the head of the Internal Revenue Service.
  • About the necessity of removing political bias from the work of IRS employees.