FIRST IN PI.... IRS'S CASTRO TO LAUNCH TAX FIRM: Former Internal Revenue Service official Jorge Castro is launching Castro Strategies, a firm focusing on domestic and international tax regulatory and policy issues. Castro is a former senior aide to Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and has served at the IRS as Senior Counselor. His last day at the IRS was Friday. 'My three years at the IRS have been dynamic and rewarding,' Castro said in an email. 'Whether it was working on domestic tax issues or representing the United States on international tax projects and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, it has been a great honor to have worked alongside the dedicated men and women of the IRS. I look forward to launching this new venture and fully utilizing my ten years of legislative and executive branch experience.'
By Byron Tau
With Andrea Drusch