Ousted IRS head lands at tax firm

Steven Miller, the former acting IRS commissioner pushed out by President Obama last year, has landed at the tax consulting firm alliantgroup, the company said Thursday.


Miller will take over as national director of tax issues for alliantgroup, which bills itself as a firm focused on ensuring that its business clients take advantage of all the tax breaks at their disposal.

Miller was at the helm of the IRS in May 2013, when the agency acknowledged that it inappropriately singled out Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status.

In his new role, Miller will advise businesses on state, federal and international tax matters. He will also be a key player in alliantgroup’s tax controversy practice, which assists businesses in tax negotiations with federal and state authorities.

“I am excited to join such a great and energetic team," Miller said in a Thursday statement. "I look forward to helping American businesses comply with the tax code and successfully navigate their relationships with tax agencies."

Miller, who spent a quarter-century at the IRS, also served as deputy commissioner for services and enforcement and led the division that assessed tax-exempt applications.

He joins Mark Everson, who served as IRS commissioner under former President George W. Bush, at alliantgroup.

Top lawmakers in both parties accused the IRS brass — including Miller — of mismanagement for their role in the targeting controversy. Obama asked Miller to resign just days after the agency acknowledged the targeting.