February 18th, 2014 | Politico IRS Headaches Mean Pain for Taxpayers
“There is a larger workload and there are significantly fewer employees. What does that mean? It means there is less time for employees to interact with taxpayers. That’s not optimal,” said Jorge Castro, a former senior IRS official who now runs a D.C. consulting firm. “Taxpayers benefit from interacting with a well-trained workforce that understands their issues.”
By Lauren French
February 3rd, 2014 | Tax Notes Moves and Appointments
Jorge Castro has opened a new tax consulting firm, Castro Strategies LLC, where he serves as founder and principal. Castro announced his intent to start a firm in November 2013 when he left his position as Counselor to the IRS Commissioner. The firm will focus on domestic and international regulatory and policy issues, including matters before the OECD. Castro also served as senior tax aide to Senate Finance Committee member John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., and to the late House taxwriter Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio, and practiced tax law at McKee Nelson LLP in Washington. Castro received his JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
By Jaime Arora
January 22nd, 2014 | MAPI Webinar IRS Priorities for 2014 and Beyond
Presenter Jorge Castro was, until very recently, a senior official at the IRS. He has expertise in tax regulatory, policy, and compliance matters. He also worked in the Senate and House of Representatives, and will provide members with an executive and legislative branch perspective on tax issues.
Among the topics discussed will be domestic and international priorities for the IRS and Treasury Department and the subsequent effects on member companies.
November 25th, 2013 | Politico Influence
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