Deep into a career turning around companies and government agencies, John Koskinen found himself doing four jobs at once in 2009.
After what he jokingly called a “checkered employment career of interesting challenges,” John Koskinen has begun his next one: heading the Internal Revenue Service.
Restoring public trust, employee morale and congressional funding at the Internal Revenue Service will take time, the tax agency’s new commissioner said.
John Koskinen, a 74-year-old multimillionaire with a resume full of accomplishments, is about to get the thankless career-capping job of running the Internal Revenue Service.
John Koskinen, President Barack Obama’s nominee to run the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, said at a Senate panel’s confirmation hearing that he would work to restore the public’s trust in the tax agency.
"We have found substantial efficiencies in recent years, but there is little left to cut without hitting our core service and enforcement operations."
- John Koskinen on Dec 17, 2014