October 11, 2018
by Mark Everson, Former IRS Commisioner & alliantgroup Vice Chairman
Published in The Hill
After almost a year without a confirmed IRS commissioner, on October 1 Charles Rettig took office as the nation’s 49th commissioner of Internal Revenue. The post dates to the Civil War and the agency has had its ups and downs over the decades. Recent years have been tough. Mr. Rettig finds himself with both challenges and opportunities; a good start will be critical. Having held the job as the 46th commissioner, here are a few observations.
The sine qua non of the new commissioner’s tenure will be restoration of a constructive relationship with the Congress. Even in the best of times the service is never popular. Nobody heads back home to campaign for reelection with the pitch, “Vote for me. I got more money for the IRS.” Still, the […]