President Donald Trump intends to appoint David J. Kautter to serve as Acting Commissioner of the IRS. The current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s term expires on November 12, and Kautter’s designation as Acting Commissioner will take effect at that time.
Kautter was confirmed on August 3, 2017, to be the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Tax Policy.
According to a Treasury Department release, Kautter 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 Kautter.
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