Wall Street Journal Quotes Mark Matthews: Senate Confirms Charles Rettig as IRS Commissioner
The Senate confirmed Charles Rettig to run the Internal Revenue Service, giving the veteran California tax lawyer one of the toughest, most thankless jobs in the federal government.
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“It’s a problem solver’s dream job because the problems just roll in all day long,” said Mark Matthews, a former IRS deputy commissioner. “You don’t get that much credit for the good things that happen but you sure get pilloried when something goes wrong.”
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Mr. Rettig’s gregariousness and experience on the other side of the tax code should help him quickly build credibility with the IRS workforce, tax practitioners and Congress, said Mr. Matthews, a tax lawyer at Caplin & Drysdale.
“It’s nice to think about having a commissioner who’s walked a mile in our shoes and who has experienced the IRS personally, for good and for bad,” he said.
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Excerpt taken from the article “Senate Confirms Charles Rettig as IRS Commissioner” by Richard Rubin for The Wall Street Journal.