Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles P. Rettig keynoted the Plenary Session of the Section of Taxation’s May Tax Meeting on May 11. Rettig, who serves as the Service’s 49th Commissioner, stressed his efforts to rebuild the morale and staffing at the IRS after several years of budget cuts. Commissioner Rettig said he wanted the 350 lawyers present at the session to know that "We’re hiring!"
Prior to joining the IRS, Rettig was a partner at the Los Angeles-based firm of Hockman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C. He also served as the Section of Taxation’s Vice Chair of Administration, and he partially attributed his success to his Section participation. He urged all tax attorneys to join the Section for the professional development and for the networking opportunities.