The Director for Individual Taxation plans, coordinates, and directs the work of the Individual Taxation staff. Furnishes economic, statistical, and technical information to senior Treasury officials. Aids such officials in formulating the Nation's individual taxation policies. Provides the highly technical economic information requested from the Treasury Department by the President, Members of the Congress, a variety of senior Federal officials, and representatives of the general public.Learn more about this agency
Guides improvement in the models, data, methodologies, and theories used to analyze and evaluate individual taxation policies. Initiates, plans, and directs a wide range of basic studies of the individual taxation system of the Federal Government, including those of an innovative or precedent-setting nature.
Directs development and analyses of specific tax proposals. Ensures that policy analyses are done with a view to making adjustments in a manner that will be fair to taxpayers that will minimize undesirable economic effects, and that proposals will be administrable by IRS and taxpayers. Specific analyses produced include estimating the static and dynamic revenue effects of tax proposals and estimating the distribution of tax burdens across taxpayers in different income classes. Proposals analyzed include legislative proposals suggested by the Administration, Congress, or others and administrative proposals including regulatory and sub-regulatory guidance. Specific output for policy analysis produced includes the annual Federal Budget, formal regulatory impact analyses for regulations, and ad hoc products as requested by the Assistant Secretary for tax policy or other Treasury officials.
The Director for Individual Taxation frequently is required to give technical advice and assistance to top level Treasury Department officials. Participates in the formulation of legislative programs in the area of individual taxation. Makes substantive recommendations on ways to adjust the Nation's individual taxation system to changing economic conditions. Represents the Office of Tax Policy in dealing with other Federal agencies, typically on matters that are related to individual taxation.
Supervises the Individual Taxation Division, and performs related administrative functions. Helps determine and set the objectives and priorities of the Individual Taxation Division and assigns work to the staff of the Individual Taxation Division in accordance with those objectives and priorities. Reviews staff work for substantive content as well as proper format, and ensures that work is completed on schedule. Performs annual performance evaluations for each staff member, and maintains current position descriptions and performance objectives for each staff member. Aids in the recruitment and hiring of professional staff for the entire office of Tax Analysis. Facilitates the professional development of the staff.
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