This past Friday, September 6, brought a surprise to the Arkansas taxpayer community: Commissioner of Revenue Walter Anger's resignation, effective as of the close of business that day. Anger had been Deputy Director and Commissioner of Revenue for the Department of Finance and Administration since 2017. His tenure as Commissioner capped a 29-year career with DFA.
No successor to Commissioner Anger has yet been announced. In the interim, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Counsel Paul Gehring has been named Acting Commissioner of Revenue. With Mr. Gehring as Acting Commissioner, administrative protests or related communications should instead be directed to Senior Counsel Joel DiPippa.