Dem Rep. Pascrell Calls for IRS Head Rettig’s Ouster

House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., is calling on President Joe Biden to replace the head of the Internal Revenue Service Charles Rettig after an audit showed the agency destroyed data relating to some 30 million paper tax returns.

“The IRS is vital to public confidence in our nation and its Trump-appointed leader has failed,” CNBC reported Pascrell, chair of the oversight subcommittee of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, said. “This latest revelation adds to the public’s plummeting confidence in our unfair two-tier tax system.”

According to the May 4 audit, the agency had to destroy some 30 million paper-filed returns in March 2021 to keep up with the backlog created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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