Moving quickly to try to stem the bleeding, President Obama today appointed a new acting chief of the IRS, plucking Daniel Werfel, a longtime bureaucrat, out of the Office of Management and Budget to head the troubled tax agency.
From the White House:
Mr. Werfel, 42, currently serves as Controller of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he has led efforts across the federal government to improve Federal program integrity, including all areas of financial management, financial reporting, accounting standards, improper payments, and financial systems, among others. Prior to his current role, Mr. Werfel served in multiple career civil service capacities at OMB, including as Deputy Controller, Chief of the Financial Integrity and Analysis Branch, Budget Examiner in the Education Branch, and Policy Analyst in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Werfel has also served as a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.
He’s just starting at the IRS. But from his resume, it looks like Mr. Werfel has been collecting your taxes for quite some time.