The White House today announced that the president intends to nominate Charles P. Rettig to be the next Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
According to a White House release, Rettig would be appointed to complete the remainder of a five-year term that began November 13, 2017. Since that time, David J. Kautter has served as Acting Commissioner of the IRS. During this period, Kautter also has served concurrently as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Tax Policy.
Rettig has been in private practice for over 35 years, most recently as a partner in a California law firm with a practice that focuses on tax issues. The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on his nomination, to be followed by a vote by the full Senate.
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