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Obama’s Tax Policy Boss Temporarily Filling Gap at Treasury

Jan. 21, 2021, 10:48 PM

Mark Mazur, who was Treasury’s assistant secretary for tax policy under former President Barack Obama, is temporarily rejoining the government until the Biden administration fills his old job.

Mazur has been named deputy assistant secretary for tax policy, a Treasury official confirmed. That role is right below the assistant secretary job—the top tax post at Treasury—and doesn’t require Senate approval. He is expected to stay in the position until a new assistant secretary for tax policy is confirmed.

  • Mazur was the assistant secretary for tax policy from 2012 until early 2017. As such, he was a senior adviser to ...