I consider it a great win-win deal for the government and taxpayers, both will surely benefit from our new IRS commissioner, Charles Retting, a Los Angeles tax lawyer who represented taxpayers in various tax controversy matters. With his extensive knowledge he would definitely bring a fresh leadership to the IRS which should enhance their treasury functions and taxpayers should be in for better, improved service and integrity of the IRS.
Charles P. Rettig was officially sworn in as the 49th commissioner of the IRS by Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin on Monday, October 1st, 2018. Rettig is a California tax attorney and has chaired the IRS Advisory Council, which counsels the commissioner on tax administration issues. Rettig will be the first tax lawyer to serve as commissioner in 20 years.
In leading the IRS, Rettig states that he is focused on improving service to the nation’s taxpayers, balancing appropriate enforcement of the nation’s tax laws while respecting taxpayer rights.
The tax practitioner community welcomes the news, and wishes Retting the very best in this new capacity,