WASHINGTON — Steve Chamberlin has been tapped to serve as acting director of the Internal Revenue Service's tax-exempt bond office, officials said.

He will temporarily replace Robert Henn, who has been acting director of the office since May 2011, but is retiring next week. Chamberlin is expected to start in his new post on Monday, Dec. 31.

As acting director of the TEB office, he will work closely with other IRS offices, federal regulatory agencies, state and local government officials, and muni market participants others to foster voluntary compliance with the tax law.

Chamberlin has been serving as manager of the compliance and program management program for the TEB office in St. Louis, Missouri since 2007. He joined the TEB office as a tax law specialist through the presidential management fellows program.

The CPM program is primarily responsible for the development and coordination of the muni bond voluntary compliance and closing agreement programs as well as the development of ongoing outreach programs designed to identify, provide guidance to, and address the needs of the TEB community.

Chamberlin also has been responsible for providing technical assistance to the director and the field operations staff, coordinating formal guidance projects with IRS chief counsel and Treasury Department offices, and partnering with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal agencies.

Chamberlin received both a J.D. and M.S. in public policy and management from the University of Oregon as well as a B.A. in business leadership from the University of Puget Sound. He is a member of the Missouri State Bar.

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