White House Names Kautter as Acting IRS Commissioner

President Donald Trump has announced his intention to designate Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy David Kautter as acting commissioner of the IRS. Kautter, who formerly worked for RSM US LLP and Ernst & Young, will succeed John Koskinen.

“I look forward to having David Kautter as acting commissioner of the IRS. David will provide important leadership while we wait to confirm a permanent commissioner,” says treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin. “Assistant secretary Kautter has had an illustrious 40-year career in tax policy, and I am confident that the IRS and the American people will benefit from his experience and insight.”

Kautter was PIC of the national tax practice of RSM he served as director of national tax for more than 13 years at Ernst & Young.