Trump Names David Kautter Acting IRS Commissioner

By Vidya Kauri (October 26, 2017, 11:10 AM EDT) -- David Kautter, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's newly appointed assistant secretary for tax policy, has been chosen to fill in as acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, the White House said Thursday.

President Donald Trump announced his intent to designate Kautter, who was formerly partner-in-charge of RSM U.S. LLP's national tax practice in Washington, D.C., to the role of IRS acting commissioner, effective Nov. 13 — one day after the term for current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen expires.

Kautter will also continue to carry out his assistant secretary duties, which he took on in early August, according to a...

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