Danny Werfel takes his seat as IRS commissioner, succeeding Chuck Rettig

Daniel "Danny" Werfel has at last taken his place as commissioner of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, almost four months to the day after his predecessor, Charles "Chuck" Rettig, completed his four-year term. 

Werfel's nomination was approved by the Senate earlier this month, by a bipartisan 54-42 margin, and becomes the agency's 50th commissioner. He was sworn office yesterday (March 13by IRS deputy commissioner for Services and Enforcement Doug O’Donnell, who has served as acting commissioner since November.

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Chuck Rettig and Nina Olson to consider 'The Future of IRS Funding' in free webinar

Charles Rettig, whose four years as commissioner of the IRS quietly came to an end on Nov. 12, will join former National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson next Wednesday (Feb. 1) in a Zoom webinar discussion about "The Future of IRS Funding."

The event, which is the latest in Tax Analysts' regular series of "Taxing Issues" webinars, will take place between 2pm and 3pm Eastern Standard Time (7pm and 8pm GMT), and will also feature also feature Michael Desmond, a former IRS chief counsel and now a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

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IRS commissioner Rettig's proposed successor named

Danny Werfel, a Washington, DC-based executive with the Boston Consulting Group consultancy, is to be nominated to succeed Charles "Chuck" Rettig as commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, the White House has announced.

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Questions being asked about IRS's future direction, as successor to departing Rettig not yet named

With the U.S. Midterm Elections scheduled to take place on Nov. 8, and no successor yet named to replace IRS Commissioner Charles "Chuck" Rettig – who is scheduled to leave office as of Nov. 12 – questions are beginning to be asked about what direction the Internal Revenue Service is likely to take from Nov. 13 onwards, according to tax industry sources and media reports.  

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IRS Commissioner Rettig: 'We’re going after tax-evaders, not honest Americans'

News that the so-called Inflation Reduction Act has now been signed into law by President Biden has seen a burst of articles and website comments about what the additional US$80 billion in funding that it provides for the Internal Revenue Service could mean for Americans living abroad.

As this and other media organizations have been reporting for years, such expats are already struggling to deal with the myriad tax complications and expenses that go with living abroad as an American citizen, as a result of the combination of the U.S.'s citizenship-based tax regime, and such mostly-recent laws as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. So the prospect of yet more IRS scrutiny has prompted many to worry...

EU Council's Kreienbaum, to IRS Commissioner Rettig: We need to talk about FATCA

The head of the German Presidency of the EU has written a strongly-worded letter to the head of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on the subject of the U.S. law known as FATCA, and what he calls "the continuing challenges EU residents with U.S. citizenship are encountering in connection with the application of the FATCA – Exchange of Information under  Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA) by the the EU Member States."

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Ross McGill: ‘FATCA isn’t the problem: CBT is’ 

Ross McGill: ‘FATCA isn’t the problem: CBT is’ 

In the early years of this century, a number of major media exposés reported how Homeland Americans, as well as rich people from other developed and developing countries, were making...