Departing IRS head cites need to restore trust in agency

WASHINGTON Wed May 15, 2013 6:54pm EDT

A general view of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Building in Washington, May 14, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A general view of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Building in Washington, May 14, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steven Miller, who resigned on Wednesday as the acting head of the Internal Revenue Service, said in a message to colleagues that there is a "strong and immediate need" to restore public trust in the nation's tax agency.

Miller resigned after the IRS became embroiled in a controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny.

"It is with regret that I will be departing from the IRS as my acting assignment ends in early June," Miller said in an internal message that was released by the IRS. "This has been an incredibly difficult time for the IRS given the events of the past few days, and there is a strong and immediate need to restore public trust in the nation's tax agency."

(Reporting By Karey Van Hall; Editing by Bill Trott)

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totherepublic wrote:
Good luck with that! Not under this current administration-is NOT going to happen. Not now. The entire White House and the Cabinet has become a lame duck. The only influence the Democratic Party has at this point is in Congress (The Senate AND House). Get pissed off and scream and yell all you want…what is-is.

May 15, 2013 7:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Big2Tex wrote:
I have never trusted the IRS and the distrust is even deeper under Ocommiebama. Everyone must reject the IRS as much as possible. Become invisible, do not cooperate, do not give them any information, change banks frequently and spread your wealth, use cash transactions, invest in overseas funds and property, hide income….the beast must be stopped.

May 15, 2013 8:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DebbiLogan wrote:
Really? There was someone in the US who trusted the IRS????

May 15, 2013 8:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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