Trump to Nominate Tax Attorney Charles Rettig as IRS Commissioner

By Melanie Arter | February 9, 2018 | 6:25 PM EST

Former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (Screenshot)

( - The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump plans to nominate California tax attorney Charles Rettig to replace John Koskinen as IRS commissioner.

“During his 35+ year professional career with Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, PC, Chuck Rettig has represented numerous taxpayers before every administrative level of the Internal Revenue Service as well as in matters before the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and various other taxing authorities,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Rettig served as chair of the IRS Advisory Council for almost 20 years and as a member of the advisory board for the California Franchise Tax Board. He was previously a member of the advisory council of the California State Board of Equalization, the White House said.

“Previously, he chaired the 4,000+ member taxation section of the California Bar and is currently vice-chair, administration for the 12,000+ member taxation section of the American Bar Association, and vice-president of the American College of Tax Counsel,” Sanders said in a statement.

Rettig is also certified in taxation law, estate planning, and trust and probate law.

If confirmed, Rettig will oversee the president’s tax overhaul plan.


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