April 13, 2022 | The State of the IRS with Commissioner Charles Rettig
This episode will address the state of the IRS after the omnibus spending bill. Has the IRS been able to improve service after two years of difficulties due to COVID? How will the Service handle the increased information reporting from recent and prospective legislation? Will the IRS have the resources to pursue leads from additional information?
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
President and CEO, Tax Analysts
As the moderator for our Taxing Issues webinars, Cara objectively analyzes issues and asks probing questions that challenge panelists to explain and defend their positions.
When she’s not moderating Taxing Issues webinars, Cara provides strategic oversight for Tax Analysts. She has led efforts to improve the Tax Notes suite of products and to aggressively pursue transparency in the administration of tax systems. Previously, Cara managed the editorial department, including the flagship daily news publications and weekly magazines. She has written for a broad range of tax policy publications, including Tax Notes State, The Tax Adviser, The Hedge Fund Law Report, and The Hill. She regularly speaks at tax conferences and other events, discussing a variety of technical tax issues as well as the need for transparency in tax administration.
Cara has a BA in political science and a BA in international studies from the University of Evansville and a JD from the George Washington University Law School.
Charles P. Rettig is the 49th commissioner of the IRS. As commissioner, Mr. Rettig presides over the nation's tax system, which collects approximately $3.4 trillion in tax revenue each year, and he manages an agency of about 80,000 employees and a budget of approximately $11 billion. In leading the IRS, Mr. Rettig is focused on improving service to the nation's taxpayers, balancing appropriate enforcement of the tax laws while respecting taxpayer rights.
Previously, Mr. Rettig was with Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez PC for more than 36 years. Mr. Rettig has also held leadership roles in a number of professional organizations, most recently serving as vice chair of administration for the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and president of the American College of Tax Counsel. He was a member of the IRS Advisory Council for three years beginning in 2008 and served as IRSAC's chair from 2010 to 2011. He also served as chair of the State Bar of California Taxation Section and on the advisory boards of both the Franchise Tax Board and the Board of Equalization in his home state of California.
Mr. Rettig has been a featured speaker and panelist at tax conferences throughout the United States, Europe, and Central America. He received a BA in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles, a JD with honors from Pepperdine University, and an LLM in taxation from New York University. He is the founder of the UCLA Extension VETS COUNT Scholarship Fund and active in the Wounded Warrior Project, Advance Guard.