The Internal Revenue Service appointed J. Richard Harvey Jr. as senior advisor to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.

Harvey will assume the post in September. He currently is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he serves as U.S. banking and capital markets team leader. In addition to expertise in financial services tax issues, he also has experience in financial accounting for income taxes, including both U.S. and international rules.

“Dick Harvey brings tremendous experience and expertise on accounting and tax issues to the IRS, “ said Shulman in a statement. “International and corporate tax issues are at the center of our strategic agenda.”

The senior advisor to the commissioner serves as an expert providing guidance and assistance on matters of policy and tax administration. He also will maintain a close partnership between the commissioner’s office and the business units responsible for key programs in his areas of expertise, such as the Large and Mid-Size Business Division.

Harvey joined Price Waterhouse in 1978 in its audit practice and transferred to the tax practice in 1981. He transferred to Price Waterhouse’s Washington National Tax Office in 1985. In 1986, he joined the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy, where he drafted legislation and regulations and did extensive work on the 1986 Tax Reform Act. He rejoined Price Waterhouse (later renamed PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1988 as a tax partner in New York City focusing on financial institutions.

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