IRS names new electronic tax chief

The Internal Revenue Service has named Bert DuMars director of the Electronic Tax Administration. The e-commerce expert and IT industry veteran will take over the position April 5.

The Electronic Tax Administration oversees the growing exchange of electronic information between the IRS and individual taxpayers, businesses and practitioners. DuMars will oversee the continued progress of the e-file program. Nearly 53 million taxpayers used IRS e-file services in 2003, 13 percent more than the previous year. The IRS expects continued growth in e-filing as more taxpayers embrace its greater accuracy and faster refunds.

DuMars replaces Terry Lutes, who was recently promoted to associate CIO for IT Services.

'Bert brings a variety of talents from the private sector to help lead us through the next stage of our e-file strategy,' said IRS commissioner Mark Everson. DuMars served most recently as global director of the e-Business Group at Trend Micro Inc. of Cupertino, Calif., a content security and antivirus software provider.

Previously, as manager of services marketing at Intel Corp., he put together the project plans, architecture and operating support systems strategy for Intel Online Services.

DuMars earned a bachelor's degree in history from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., and a master's in business administration from the University of Michigan.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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