Daily Tax Update - May 8, 2013: IRS Names Grant, Kay to TE/GE, Appeals Leadership Posts

IRS NAMES GRANT, KAY TO TE/GE, APPEALS LEADERSHIP POSTS:  Today, the IRS announced the selection of Joseph Grant as commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division and Sheldon Kay as Chief of Appeals.

Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller said, “Joseph and Shelly are strong leaders who will provide strong leadership and continuity in these critical parts of the IRS.”

The IRS said that Grant will “oversee the administration of tax law relating to employee plans, tax-exempt organizations and various government entities.  TE/GE serves approximately 3 million organizations.”  According to the IRS, “The mission of the IRS Appeals organization is to resolve tax controversies, without litigation, on a basis which is fair and impartial to both the government and the taxpayer.  Appeals handles and resolves more than 100,000 taxpayer cases a year.”