IRS Commissioner Confirmation Hearing for Charles Rettig, Chair Emeritus, Tax Controversy Institute at UCLA Extension

Charles Rettig, President Trump’s pick to head the Internal Revenue Service, testified at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Mr. Rettig,  a Beverly Hills tax attorney, talked about his strategy to restore trust in the IRS and implementing President Trump’s new tax law.

Some Democratic members challenged him on his disclosure of properties tied to President Trump’s company and comments made by Vice President Pence on the possibility of ending the enforcement of the Johnson amendment, which prohibits political activity by churches and charities. Committee members also asked about how he would handle identity theft and fraudulent tax returns, modernizing the agency, and dealing with an aging workforce within the department. 

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