LINCOLN — Nebraska Tax Commissioner Doug Ewald will be stepping down in mid-October to take a new job.
Ewald, 50, has been head of the state Nebraska Department of Revenue for nearly seven years.
Gov. Dave Heineman announced the commissioner's upcoming departure on Monday. He said Ewald has been instrumental in helping the department move forward on the use of technology.
As tax commissioner, Ewald worked to streamline the agency and to promote the security of electronic payments and opportunities to e-file tax statements. Nebraska leads the nation in electronic filing of tax returns.
He said he created an open-door environment that helped resolve legal disputes while advancing transparency for taxpayers.
Ewald came to the state from Union Pacific. He had a 19-year career in accounting and business planning before taking on the state tax job.