A Champion for the IRS

The new commissioner stands up for the agency


Newly appointed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is concerned about a lot of things. In a wide-ranging press conference in early January, Koskinen, who was confirmed by the Senate on December 20, said that his concerns for the "front end" of his tenure have to do with the current filing season; the issues surrounding applications for tax-exempt status; improving tax compliance; implementing the tax provisions of major legislation, especially the Affordable Care Act; and rebuilding employee morale.

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