IRS Commissioner Confirmation Hearing Underway

Wednesday February 15, 2023 – The confirmation hearing for the nomination of Daniel Werfel as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is underway, with a variety of topics to be discussed. The Senate Finance Committee will question Mr. Werfel on matters such as the $80 billion increase in IRS budget for enforcement and collection activities, recent leaks of taxpayer information, and audit rates that will not increase for households earning less than $400,000.

This hearing could determine whether or not he is confirmed as Commissioner of the IRS by President Biden’s administration. He will be confirmed. Mr. Werfel is exactly the Washington insider who gets these jobs. Remember, Mr. Werfel was an acting commissioner for a time May 22, 2013 to December 23, 2013.

With so much at stake during this hearing, it remains to be seen what answers has Mr. Werfel prepared and how it will influence the outcome of his nomination process. It is only a matter of time before the Senate confirms Mr. Werfel as IRS Commissioner.

Attorney Steven A. Leahy reviews the confirmation hearing on Today’s Tax Talk.

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Steven A. Leahy is a tax attorney in Illinois. He was the host of the long-running popular Radio Show “The IRS Radio Hour” heard every Sunday evening on AM 560 The Answer. Attorney Leahy is also the author of the book “Deal With Your IRS Problems Today!” You can get a FREE copy of this important book at Or Call 24/7 (312)664-6649

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