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Biden Announces IRS Commissioner Nominee

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting  

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting  

President Biden, on November 10, 2022, announced that he intends to nominate Daniel Werfel to succeed Charles Rettig as IRS Commissioner. Rettig’s term as IRS Commissioner ends November 12, 2022.

According to the White House’s announcement, Werfel served both Democratic and Republican administrations for more than 15 years, including as acting commissioner of the IRS and controller of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Werfel is currently employed at the Boston Consulting Group.

Werfel holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, a J.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Master of Public Policy from Duke University.

In response to the White House announcement, Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen issued a statement of support for Biden’s choice of nominee: “I strongly support President Biden’s intent to nominate Daniel Werfel to serve as the next Commissioner of the IRS,” she said. “Danny’s prior service under both Democratic and Republican administrations, his deep management experience, and his work directing significant transformation efforts, make him uniquely qualified to lead the agency at this critical juncture.”

 

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