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Treasury’s Batchelder Aims to Bolster IRS, Opposes Digital Tax

May 25, 2021, 3:33 PM

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Treasury Department’s tax policy efforts pledged to work with lawmakers on a bipartisan basis and be a strong advocate for the Internal Revenue Service.

Lily Batchelder, Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary for tax policy, appeared before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, where she promised to address concerns from both Republicans and Democrats.

Batchelder told Senator Mike Crapo, the committee’s top Republican that she shares his concern about the proliferation of digital services taxes targeting American companies, adding that she has “a bias against taxes that target a specific industry.”

She ...

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