FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brian B. Bauman
NSA WELCOMES INCOMING IRS COMMISSIONER DANIEL WERFEL
The U.S. Senate confirmed Daniel Werfel today as the next Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, filling the key role just weeks before April's 2022 income tax filing deadline. President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the IRS won the support of nearly every Senate Democrat, plus a handful of Republicans. The only Democrat to oppose Werfel's confirmation was West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin.
"NSA congratulates Commissioner Werfel on his confirmation and looks forward to working with him and his administration," said NSA President Debra Cope, CPA, ATA, ATP. "NSA is well represented at the highest levels of the IRS with the recent appointment of NSA past President Christine Z. Freeland, CPA PC to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council. We are confident Commissioner Werfel will also benefit greatly from Ms. Freeland’s knowledge and experience,” added Ms. Cope.
Mr. Werfel is no stranger to the IRS, having been selected by President Barack Obama and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew to serve as Acting Commissioner in the wake of the agency's organizational crisis. Before that appointment, Mr. Werfel worked as Deputy and Federal Controller for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.