IRS Confronts Challenges as Commissioner Shulman Steps Down

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IRS is facing a host of challenges in coming months as Commissioner Shulman departs his post in November, including major legislative uncertainties, a difficult budget situation, and what is likely to be a tough filing season in 2013, practitioners tell BNA. Practitioners stress Shulman, who is departing at the end of his term, will leave behind a seasoned leadership team with years of experience in handling end-of-year difficulties and IRS likely will have an acting commissioner in place on the day Shulman steps down.