WASHINGTON -- Fred T. Goldberg Jr., assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy, plans to leave his post on Friday, Knowledgeable sources said yesterday.

Goldberg, who joined the Treasury last February after serving as Internal Revenue Service commissioner since 1989, reportedly told colleagues last week that he wants to spend more time with his family.

He did not announce his future job plans and could not be reached for comment.

Goldberg was a partner in the Washington office of the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom before becoming IRS commissioner. BEfore that, he had been the IRS' chief counsel from 1984 to 1986 and an assistant to the IRS commissioner in 1981 and 1982.

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