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Jorge Castro Quoted on Prospects for Acting IRS Commissioner in Tax Notes

"Leaderless IRS Threatens Credibility Crisis in Key Months Ahead"

Tax Notes

Jorge Castro, former Counselor to the IRS Commissioner during the Obama Administration and former Democratic Congressional tax aide, discussed the prospects for nominating and confirming a new Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) given the term of the current chief Charles Rettig expires in November. Castro noted that the confirmation of the yet-to-be-announced nominee could take a while and the IRS for several months is unlikely to have a Senate-confirmed Commissioner.  When asked about the prospect of Douglas O'Donnell, the current IRS Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, taking over as the Acting Commissioner, Castro said "he's excellent."