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 this post ever since March 2008 when he was appointed by President George W. Bush. He will be replaced by a “acting commissioner,” Steven Miller until a permanent replacement is named.
Since the position of commissioner is a presidential appointment, we won’t know who the permanent replacement is until after we know the outcome of the presidential election. Experts agree that whoever it is that fills this position will be coming in at a critical and difficult time. But there is also agreement among those that know him, that Mr. Miller will do a fine job in the interim. In fact, one writer believes that Steven Miller will do a much better job with the Whistleblower Program than Shulman ever did.