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Jorge Castro Discusses IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig's Legacy in Tax Notes

"Rettig's Legacy: The Straight-Shooting COVID Commissioner"

Tax Notes

Reflecting on Charles Rettig's term as IRS Commissioner, Jorge Castro said it is "more than fair to say he did an exemplary job," considering the difficult cards he was dealt leading the IRS during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Noting that there were some significant IRS issues that transpired during Rettig's tenure, Castro said it is "unfair to look at those challenges in a vacuum," adding "[y]ou need to step back and look at the big picture here." Castro, a former Counselor to the IRS Commissioner during the Obama Administration, also noted that Rettig - a Trump Administration appointee - deserves credit for getting Congress and the Biden Administration to make funding the IRS a priority. "He was able to rise above his appointment by the previous Administration, and I think it's fair to say that he was considered an honest broker."