Danny Werfel, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service

Danny Werfel

Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service

Daniel I. Werfel was born in 1971. He earned an undergraduate degree from Cornell University, a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University. 

He served in the Office of Management and Budget and was later a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. During President George W. Bush’s administration, he was Deputy Controller of the OMB. 

President Barack Obama nominated Werfel to be OMB Controller. He was confirmed by the Senate and assumed that position in October 2009. He was later appointed Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service by President Obama. 

After working in the private sector for eight years, Werfel was nominated by President Biden to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue. He was confirmed by the Senate and assumed his position in March 2023 for a term that will end in November 2027. 

Werfel is married to Beth. and they have two children. 

In the News…

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that penalties will be waived for those who failed to pay back taxes that amounted to less than $100,000 a year for tax years 2020 and 2021. 

The IRS stated, “Due to the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, these reminders would have normally been issued as a follow-up after the initial notice. Although these reminder notices were suspended, the failure-to-pay penalty continues to accrue for taxpayers who did not fully pay their bills in response to the initial balance due notice.” 
Commissioner Daniel Werfel said, “It was an extraordinary time and the IRS had to take extraordinary steps. 

He said no additional action by taxpayers is needed as the change will be automatic. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Commissioner Werfel today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Daniel Werfel, Commissioner
Internal Revenue Service 
1111 Constitution Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20224


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