The IRS projects to lose 52,000 employees in the next six years and is seeking new personnel, Commissioner Charles Rettig stressed this week at a tax conference in Washington, D.C.
Rettig addressed the challenges the IRS still faces in basic operations following the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also touted the revenue service’s achievements in adapting to the pandemic amid taxpayer service demands.
Regarding hiring moving forward, Rettig envisions attracting three categories of new IRS employees: recent college graduates, young professions ages 35 to 45 and seasoned professionals open to mentoring the younger groups. Read more.