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IRS Announces New Senior Technical Advisor in Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division

IR-2006-153, Sept. 28, 2006

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selection of Ronald J. Schultz as Senior Technical Advisor to the Commissioner of the IRS’s Tax Exempt and Government Entities division.

“As Senior Technical Advisor, Ron has the perfect mix of congressional and hands-on private practice experience,” said Steven T. Miller, Commissioner of TE/GE. “Ron will give us expert help in many areas of current interest, including political intervention by nonprofits, standards for community benefit for hospitals, the interaction of tribal and tax-exempt bond rules and the hard work ahead of us in providing guidance to our community in the wake of the passage of the Pension Protection Act of 2006.”

The TE/GE Senior Technical Advisor provides legal advice to the TE/GE Commissioner and other top executives on programs serving TE/GE customers. Schultz will provide expert technical advice on a wide variety of issues including legislation, regulations and other guidance, litigation matters, and trends and needs relating to tax-exempt and government entities. He will also coordinate tax administration issues with other IRS functions, as well as with outside stakeholders.
Schultz has had extensive practice in the private sector in the areas of health, nonprofit and exempt organizations, and other areas of tax law.

Until his appointment, he was a member of the law firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard, in Minneapolis. In addition, he served from May 2002 to January 2005 as legislation counsel on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress. While there, he advised Congress, including the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means, regarding hearings, investigations, legislation and tax policy pertaining to various areas of federal income tax law, concentrating on charitable and other exempt organizations, as well as charitable contribution deductions.

Schultz will join TE/GE at the end of October 2006.

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