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IRS Names Director for International Tax Matters and U.S. Competent Authority

IR-2003-137, Dec. 11, 2003

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced the selection of Robert H. Green to lead the agency’s efforts on international tax issues.

Green will serve as Director, International, and as the U.S. Competent Authority. In this position, Green will be responsible for a wide range of issues relating to international tax matters and global trading. These include ensuring consistent tax treatment of U.S. taxpayers concerning international issues, providing timely and effective implementation of tax treaty and tax information exchange. Green will report to the Commissioner, Large and Mid-Size Business Division.

“Bob brings a broad range of experience and expertise to this position and we are very pleased to have him as a member of our leadership team,” LMSB Commissioner Deborah M. Nolan said. “Bob has a particular expertise in international tax issues relating to the tax treatment of foreign income. He has been a recognized leader in discussions between the U.S. and our major treaty partners. Working closely with Chief Counsel and Treasury, Bob and Deputy Director International Elvin Hedgpeth will lead our efforts to deal with the expanding global economy.”

Green comes to the IRS from the Procter & Gamble Company, where he directed the company’s Taxes and Corporate Planning Office in Germany. Green previously served as Director of International Taxes for Procter & Gamble in the US. Prior to joining Procter & Gamble, Green served as Vice-President of Tax Policy for the National Foreign Trade Council, Inc (NFTC).

Green received his undergraduate degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., in 1969, and earned a law degree and L.L.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

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