Senate Confirms New IRS Commissioner

The United States Senate on Thursday confirmed Danny Werfel, in a 54-42 vote, as the next commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Werfel, who was nominated in November 2022 as his predecessor Charles Rettig’s term ended, will serve through November 2027.

Mr. Werfel previously served as Acting Commissioner of the IRS in 2013. Prior to his time at IRS, Mr. Werfel was Controller of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and had served in multiple career civil service roles at OMB and as a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. Prior to his nomination as IRS Commissioner, Mr. Werfel served as a managing director and partner with Boston Consulting Group’s public sector practice.