Nominations are made at an important time for the IRS. Democrats in Congress this year approved an $80 billion increase to the agency’s budget. It aims to increase federal revenue by targeting tax fraud. Republicans in Congress have vowed to resist these changes, and have devoted much of their 2022 midterm election message to attacking Biden’s plan to bolster the IRS. You could start a big fight against the tax authorities.
If approved by the Senate, Werfel would also face the challenge of improving customer service for the IRS, which has struggled amid the pandemic after years of Republican-led budget cuts.
Control of the House and Senate next year remains uncertain, with the results tallying in this week’s key race of elections.
Current IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig will step down when his term expires on Saturday. He was nominated by President Donald Trump in 2018.
“This is a very good plan. Werfel is a seasoned executive who understands the service and helped us at a critical time in 2013,” said Mark Everson, former IRS commissioner in the Bush administration. said, referring to the uproar surrounding the scrutiny of conservative groups. “He did a great job joining the agency during tough times, so he’s very well suited for the job.”
Biden to replace IRS chief as Democrats seek tax reform
Spokespeople for the White House and Treasury Department did not immediately seek comment.
The timing of Biden’s announcement was unclear. Congressional Democrats, who had been furious with Rettig for refusing to file Trump’s tax returns, praised Rettig for implementing coronavirus spending measures such as stimulus packages and expanding the child tax credit.
Deputy Commissioner and longtime IRS official Douglas O’Donnell will lead the IRS on an interim basis starting Saturday.
Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, a left-leaning group, said the incoming tax authority leader “will be working tirelessly to ensure they pay their fair share. We face an important task of tracking down tax fraud,” he said.
“The IRS commissioners are being injected with huge amounts of money to bring this agency back to the modern era,” Clemente said. It is an important position for
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