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Koskinen’s Press Club Speech

The IRS Commissioner typically speaks at a National Press Club luncheon once a year.  It is the perfect venue to learn about the Commissioner, his vision, and everything at the top of his to-do list.  Here are a few things … Continue reading

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Koskinen’s YouTube Debut as Commissioner

New Internal Revenue Service Commissioner, John Koskinen, delivered a special message to the nation via the IRS YouTube channel.  For many this is a video of first impressions. On a side note, I’m not sure what the point of these … Continue reading

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New Commish, 2014 Tax Season, EITC

A few noteworthy events caught my eye in the world of tax relief today. First, the Senate approved Obama’s nomination of John Koskinen in a 59-36 vote, confirming him to fill the top position at the IRS; a position that has been … Continue reading

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Nominee for IRS Commissioner Vows to Restore Public Trust

President Obama’s choice for IRS Commissioner is John Koskinen, a man known for his talent in turning around large corporations on the brink of collapse.  He is known for his skills in “restoring public trust” after major disasters.  Isn’t it a little … Continue reading

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Obama Nominates John Koskinen as New IRS Commissioner

The IRS has been without a permanent leader for some time now.  Acting Commissioner, Steven Miller, had replaced Douglas Shulman when his term came to an end in November 2012.  Then, when President Obama fired Miller in May of this year, the … Continue reading

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How Will Werfel Restore Trust at the IRS?

Daniel Werfel was appointed by President Obama as acting Commissioner at the IRS.  He replaced Steven Miller a couple weeks ago and his honeymoon period lasted only a couple hours.  A lot is expected of Werfel, and Congress (and the American … Continue reading

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Three Projects for the New Commish

Forbes contributor Stephen Dunn recently blogged about the challenges facing the presently-unnamed IRS Commissioner.  He identified three problems that he feels should be given serious attention once the new commissioner takes office. 1. IRS practioners need a more efficient way to get their hands … Continue reading

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Shulman Looks Back on His Accomplishments

Doug Shulman will be completing his term as IRS Commissioner on November 11, 2012. He spoke to the AICPA in Washington D.C. today. Shulman said that he likes to focus on priorities and not get distracted by crises that tend to crop … Continue reading

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At the End of Shulman’s Term

With Doug Shulman concluding his service as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service early next month, I thought it might be nice to look at some of the details of the office itself and look back at some prior Commissioners. The

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Steven Miller to Serve as Acting IRS Commissioner After November 9th

We had heard this was coming: the Commish is officially stepping down on November 9th. Doug Shulman, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, the grand overseer and bestower of tax relief, tax policy, and tax programs good and bad, has served in … Continue reading

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