National Press Club

IRS commissioner to talk taxes at Club Luncheon

March 7, 2014 | By Debra Silimeo |

As millions of Americans are filing their taxes, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will address a National Press Club luncheon on Wed., April 2.

Koskinen, who took office last December, oversees an agency of more than 76,000 employees that collects more than $2.5 trillion dollars in taxes annually. He came on board during one of the agency's lowest periods, amid a controversy over IRS treatment of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

The IRS has proposed a new regulation to address whether and to what extent social welfare organizations can engage in political activity, which has drawn more than 140,000 public comments.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $22 for Press Club members (NPC members may purchase 2 tickets at this rate) and $36 for all other non-member tickets.

To purchase tickets, click here. For questions, please email or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

Club members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the luncheon to attend the VIP reception.

To submit a question in advance, put IRS in the subject line and email before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

Upcoming luncheons:

March 25: Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president, United Negro College Fund

March 31: Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds