The disgraced former acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a pretty appropriate new private-sector job.
Steven T. Miller, who resigned from his acting commissioner post at the IRS after the agency’s conservative targeting scandal broke in May, is taking over as national director of tax for Houston-based tax service advisory firm alliantgroup. Miller will head alliantgroup’s Washington, D.C. office and oversee the firm’s “Tax Controversy Services” practice.
The “controversy” part sounds about right.
So what, exactly, does a Tax Controversy Services practice do? It helps big-money clients get out of government audits like the kind imposed by the IRS on conservative and tea party groups between 2010 and 2012. alliantgroup represents companies, including Fortune 1000 corporations, and accounting firms employed by companies.
“TCS attorneys have been hand-selected based on their backgrounds and experience. Each attorney within alliantgroup TCS has litigation experience. Their years of courtroom experience provide them the foundation necessary to evaluate evidence, develop realistic evaluations of cases, and position our clients to prevail in their tax controversy cases. When faced with a controversial audit, you or your clients deserve the best defense possible,” says alliantgroup’s website, which claims that “The Best Defense is a Good Offense.”
Miller was appointed acting IRS commissioner by President Obama in December 2012.