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The Commissioner's Section

Commissioner John Koskinen
John Koskinen is the 48th Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Official end date of Commissioner Koskinen's term ends November 12, 2017. (Note: given calendar, last day in office is November 9, 2017.) Next Commissioner 5 year term begins then on November 13, 2017.

Commissioner's Comments, Statements and Remarks
IRS Commissioner discusses a range of tax administration issues.

Previous IRS Commissioners
There have been 47 previous commissioners of Internal Revenue and 26 acting commissioners since the agency was created in 1862.

Longest- and Shortest-Serving Commissioners of Internal Revenue
Before RRA-98 set a five-year term of office, the average length of a Commissioner's tenure was about three years. These were anything but average.

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