Trump to tap tax lawyer as next IRS commissioner: report

Trump to tap tax lawyer as next IRS commissioner: report
© Greg Nash

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE is expected to tap Charles Rettig, a California tax attorney, as his new IRS commissioner, according to a Politico report

It's not clear when exactly the nomination will come, though it is expected to come soon, Politico reported. 

Rettig, a lawyer at Beverly Hills-based law firm Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez PC, specializes in tax controversy and has represented clients before the IRS, the Justice Department's tax division and numerous state taxing authorities. 


He previously served as the chair of the IRS Advisory Council, which advises the IRS on tax administration issues and reviews existing tax policy.

The IRS is currently being helmed by David Kautter, who has served as the agency's acting director since November.