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Thursday, October 11, 2012

IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman to Step Down Nov. 9


The IRS today announced that Doug Shulman, the 47th commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, has decided to step down on Nov. 9, the last day of his term. Shulman indicated earlier this year that he planned to step down at the end of his term.

Shulman has served as IRS Commissioner since March 24, 2008. Under the law, IRS commissioners are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate for a term of up to five years with their terms ending on Nov. 12 of their final year (Nov. 9 is the last work day of Shulman's term because Nov. 12 is a federal holiday). ...

Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement Steven T. Miller, who is a 25-year veteran of the IRS, will serve as acting IRS Commissioner when Shulman steps down.

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The worst commissioner ever. He knew nothing of tax and was a complete mouthpiece. When are we going to go back to having tax lawyers be commissioner. He didn't do anything to improve process or procedures nor even advocate any changes to the code. Too bad neither party picks someone to make the Service more efficient and better.

Posted by: Sid | Oct 11, 2012 10:40:31 AM