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Next IRS Leader Faces Daunting Task of Getting $80 Billion Right

Sept. 28, 2022, 4:15 PM

After four years of being led by a tax lawyer, the IRS is likely to get a commissioner whose expertise is in neither taxes nor lawyering.

Instead, the Biden administration needs to nominate a successor with experience leading change in large organizations, who can make the most of the $80 billion Congress gave it to modernize its technology, improve customer service, and strengthen enforcement against wealthy individuals and corporations, former IRS officials say. Bloomberg News has previously reported that the administration wants someone with a business and management background.

The ideal candidate would have experience that could prepare them to ...