Senate approves Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy

Senior advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury for analyzing, developing, and implementing federal tax policies and programs

Senior advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury

The U.S. Senate today confirmed, by a vote of 64 to 34, Lily Batchelder to serve as Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy.

The Office of Tax Policy is, among other duties, responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing tax policies and programs
  • Establishing policy criteria reflected in regulations and rulings and guiding their preparation with the IRS
  • Negotiating tax treaties for the United States and representing the United States in meetings and work of multilateral organizations dealing with tax policy matters
  • Providing economic and legal policy analysis for domestic and international tax policy decisions

The Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) is the senior advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury for analyzing, developing, and implementing federal tax policies and programs. 

In addition to the Assistant Secretary, the immediate office of the Assistant Secretary includes the Deputy Assistant Secretaries for Tax Policy, for Tax Analysis, for International Tax Affairs, and for Tax, Trade and Tariff Policy; and a staff of assistants and advisors.


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