President Trump confirmed today he will nominate California tax attorney Charles Rettig to head the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Rettig would serve a seven-year term if confirmed by the Senate. He would replace David Kautter, who has been acting commissioner since John Koskinen left at the end of his term in November.
Rettig is currently a tax attorney in California and has more than three decades of experience representing clients before the IRS, Justice Department and various state tax jurisdictions.
Rettig’s experience with the technical aspects of the tax code could be useful as the agency begins to develop regulations implementing the sweeping new tax law enacted last year. The IRS has requested $397 million in additional funding to implement tax law changes, but the agency’s current funding is about $900 million less than its 2010 allocation.