The Senate has confirmed Douglas H. Shulman as the new commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Shulman, formerly vice chair of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, was nominated in November to replace Acting Commissioner Linda Stiff.“For the majority of Americans who pay their taxes willingly and on time, there must be clear guidance, accessible education and outstanding service,” Shulman said in a statement. “Our aim should be to make it as easy as possible for citizens to pay the correct amount of taxes in the most efficient and least burdensome manner possible. For taxpayers who intentionally evade paying taxes, there must be rigorous enforcement programs.”

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