David Kautter named Acting IRS Commissioner

David Kautter has been selected as Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service as of November 13, the White House said Thursday. Kautter is the current Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Tax Policy. He was confirmed in that role almost 3 months ago, on August 3.

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said Kautter will continue to carry out his Assistant Secretary duties, including working on tax reform, while serving as Acting Commissioner.

“David will provide important leadership while we wait to confirm a permanent Commissioner,” Mnuchin said.

Mnuchin also said that Deputy Commissioners Kirsten Wielobob and Jeff Tribiano will continue to run the day-to-day operations of the IRS, and will both report to Kautter.

Kautter will replace current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who has served  since December 23, 2013.


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