'Commissioner-Less'

The Internal Revenue Service is currently without a Commissioner. Douglas Shulman, the 47th IRS Commissioner stepped down last November. And from what I'm starting to hear, the IRS may not have a new Commissioner for as long as close to two years. That is not a good thing.

The IRS is not leaderless.
Steven Miller, a high-caliber IRS employee, is "acting" commissioner. And from all reports he is doing a fine job. But he's acting.

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... The IRS is currently facing a challenging filing season and furloughs as a result of the so-called sequester. It needs the full support and attention of the President.

... Good tax policy ought to be a larger priority for this administration. Here's a good place to start.

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