(Scott Johnson) John Koskinen’s term as IRS Commissioner ended earlier this month. The New York Times asserted that Koskinen “left on his own terms.” I’m afraid the Times got that right. In the course of his celebratory interview with...Show More Summary
John Koskinen's days of giving formal testimony as head of the IRS ended when his commissioner term concluded earlier this month. However, an interview he gave the week after leaving the tax agency post has raised questions about Donald Trump's tax returns and taxpayer privacy. Show More Summary
The effort to shield President Donald Trump from having the public examine his tax returns is resulting in the Internal Revenue Service building a safe said tax returns, Politico reports. IRS commissioner John Koskinen told Politico reporter Michael Grunwald of the plan to upgrade the security for...
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen makes a point during a Congressional hearing. John Koskinen did it! He survived his term as Internal Revenue Service Commissioner. Today is the last day for the tax agency's 48th commissioner. Officially, his term expires on Sunday, Nov. Show More Summary
Leaving can be liberating. Republican Sens. Bob Corker (Tenn.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) have demonstrated that with their caustic criticisms of President Trump. Now it’s John Koskinen’s turn. Thursday is his last day as commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, allowing his bluntness about Congress on Tuesday. He started with a veiled dig near the […]
Following up on previous posts (links below): President Trump has named David Kautter, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy. to be the Acting Commissioner of the IRS when John Koskinen's term ends November 12. Treasury Department, Statement by Secretary Mnuchin on Assistant Secretary David Kautter’s Designation as Acting...
FINALLY: “IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will leave in November as President Donald Trump announced a new leader,” Legal Insurrection co-blogger Mary Chastain writes in a post titled “IRS Apologizes for Targeting Conservative Groups.” Related: “The head of the Tax Exempt Division through most of these shenanigans was Lois Lerner, who walked away from it all […]
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said that he didn't expect the risk of fraud to go up this tax-filing season despite the world-beating Equifax breach of 145,000,000 Americans' sensitive personal and financial data because a "significant" number of Equifax's breaches had already been exposed by earlier breaches of other databases. (more…)
As he approaches his third — and, perhaps, final — retirement, John Koskinen has a list of things to do: reading, traveling and cheering on his beloved Duke Blue Devils. … Click to Continue »
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen leaves after testifying before the House Judiciary Committee for three and a half hours in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill September 21, 2016. (Photo. Getty) In awarding...Show More Summary
TRUMP SHOULD SHOW IRS COMMISSIONER KOSKINEN NO MERCY: From The Hill: It’s so far beyond time for President Trump to fire Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen that it’s truly unbelievable he’s still there. What other reasonable conclusion can be drawn from the revelation this week that his agency — already under fire for allowing […]
WASHINGTON — Nearly one year after Republicans attempted to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, the official whom conservatives accused of breaching the public trust is still the US government's chief tax collector as his term comes...Show More Summary
A phony email targeting tax professionals is "a new twist on an old scheme," agency Commissioner John Koskinen said.
I didn't win the $759 million Powerball lottery, but I just got word that I'm the recipient of the next best thing, $22.5 million from the federal government. I know this because Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen emailed me the good news. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Among the imponderables staring us in the face in year 1 of the Trump administration is John Koskinen. Why does this man remain Commissioner of the IRS? Speaking of Obama holdovers, Koskinen is a beaut. I should haveShow More Summary
Chaffetz also said Republicans had been pushing Trump to fire IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over a scandal involving allegations that the agency targeted tea party groups for audits. That hasn't happened either. "We tried to issue subpoenas. Show More Summary
Since Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced on April 19 that he won't seek reelection in 2018 and then the next day suggested he may even leave before his term ends, there has been much speculation as to what this might mean for additional Congressional investigation into possible questionable ties between the Trump Administration and Russia. Show More Summary
Washington Examiner, Fire IRS chief John Koskinen: President Trump needs a win. The public would benefit from reassurance about the institutions of government. Luckily, both can be achieved with a single action. Trump should dismiss IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. By telling the taxman he's fired, the president would re-energize his...
John Koskinen has held many critical public sector jobs, heading the government’s Y2K effort to avoid federal computer malfunctions during the transition to the millennium and stepping in to rescue government-owned mortgage financer Freddie Mac during the financial crisis. In 2013, Koskinen came out of retirement to take the job of IRS commissioner when the […]
Townhall, House Oversight Committee: President Trump, Remove IRS Commissioner John Koskinen: Republicans on the House Oversight Committee, including Chairman Jason Chaffetz, have sent a letter to the White House demanding IRS Commissioner John Koskinen be removed from office. Show More Summary