The Internal Revenue Service is a dynamic organization that is constantly seeking new
ways to further its mission of helping taxpayers comply with the tax law. The past year has been even more challenging than most, forcing a change in work routines and additional responsibilities to implement various stimulus initiatives. Recent proposals to dramatically increase the IRS budget will revitalize the IRS and support its modernization efforts. In this program, senior IRS executives discuss emerging compliance trends and how the IRS charts policy, makes decisions, and works synergistically to address non-compliance.
Charles P. Rettig is the 49th Commissioner of the IRS. As Commissioner, Mr. Rettig presides over the nation’s tax system, collecting approximately $3.4 trillion in tax revenue each year. This revenue funds most government operations and public services. Mr. Rettig 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 nation’s tax laws while respecting taxpayer rights