IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman at the National Press Club
This tax season, millions of Americans are facing job losses and the threat of foreclosure. Douglas Shulman, the 47th Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, explains how his agency is handling tax collections amid economic turmoil.
Commissioner Shulman began his five-year term on March 24, 2008. He presides over the nation's tax administration system, which collects approximately $2.4 trillion in tax revenue that funds most government operations and public services. He manages an agency of over 100,000 employees and a budget of approximately $11 billion.
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