Acting Commissioner Daniel I. Werfel
Daniel I. Werfel is the Acting IRS Commissioner. As Acting Commissioner, he presides over the nation’s tax system, which collects approximately $2.4 trillion in tax revenue each year. This revenue funds most government operations and public services. Mr. Werfel manages an agency of about 90,000 employees and a budget of more than $11 billion.
In his role leading the IRS, Mr. Werfel is working to ensure that the IRS administers the tax code with fairness and integrity, and maintains a balance between taxpayer service and tax enforcement.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Werfel was Controller of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he led efforts across the federal government to improve program integrity, including all areas of financial management, financial reporting, accounting standards, improper payments and financial systems, among others. While at OMB, Mr. Werfel also served as Deputy Controller, Chief of the Financial Integrity and Analysis Branch, Budget Examiner in the Education Branch, and Policy Analyst in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Werfel has also served as a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.
Mr. Werfel has received both national and local awards from the Association of Government Accountants for his contributions to Federal financial management. He received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service in 2008. Mr. Werfel also served as a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board from 2006 to 2009.
Mr. Werfel holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Duke University, a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.