Steven Miller, a deputy commissioner at the Internal Revenue Service, will lead the agency on an acting basis beginning Nov. 9, the agency announced Wednesday.
That move comes as Commissioner Doug Shulman announced he will step down when his term ends on that date.
According to the agency, Shulman indicated earlier this year that he planned to step down at the end of his term, which started March 24, 2008.
IRS commissioners are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate for a term of up to five years, with their terms ending on Nov. 12 of their final year.
Nov. 9 will the last work day of Shulman’s term because the government will observe Nov. 12 as Veterans Day, as the holiday falls on a Sunday this year.
Miller, a 25-year IRS veteran, currently serves as deputy commissioner for services and enforcement.