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Jorge Castro Comments on the Timing for a Senate-Confirmed IRS Commissioner in Bloomberg Tax

"Ex-IRS Chiefs Call for Permanent Nominee After Acting Boss Named"

Bloomberg Tax

Jorge Castro, former Counselor to the IRS Commissioner during the Obama Administration, discussed the possibility of the Senate confirming a new IRS Commissioner after the midterm elections. Once the Biden Administration announces a nominee for IRS Commissioner, the confirmation process could take time, especially if Republicans win control of the Senate in the midterms. Castro said a lame-duck confirmation is "too tight a window," adding that since the IRS received new funding, the agency is under intense scrutiny and many lawmakers will want to meet with the nominee before voting.