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Trump taps Beverly Hills tax attorney to head IRS

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on Thursday nominated to head the

Rettig is an expert in and finance, a long-time lawyer with the Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez firm in Beverly Hills, reported.

If confirmed by the Senate, he will have to take over at the IRS amid the ambitious reform launched by Trump and recently approved by Congress, a revamping of the tax code that includes noteworthy tax cuts for big companies and, to a lesser degree, for workers.

In addition, he will have to oversee the review of Trump's own after the mogul broke with presidential tradition by not making public his personal tax information, initially claiming that he would do so after the ongoing federal audit is concluded.

"Rettig has represented numerous taxpayers before every administrative level of the as well as in matters before the of the U.S. Department of Justice, and various other taxing authorities," the said in the announcement of his nomination for a seven-year term at the

The IRS, where Rettig served as of the for almost 20 years, has suffered significant budget and staff cuts in recent years.



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 07:48 IST