Bloomberg Tax
Feb. 15, 2023, 10:00 AM

IRS Nominee Werfel to Prioritize High-Income Audits, Taxpayer Service

Naomi Jagoda
Naomi Jagoda
Senior Reporter

IRS Commissioner nominee Danny Werfel is expected to tell the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday that enforcement efforts against high-income taxpayers and improving customer service will be top priorities for the agency if he is confirmed.

In his prepared opening statement for his confirmation hearing, Werfel said he is “committed to meeting” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s directive that the IRS not boost audit rates, relative to historical levels, for taxpayers making under $400,000 annually.

“Therefore, if I am fortunate enough to be confirmed, the audit and compliance priorities will be focused on enhancing IRS capabilities to ensure America’s highest earners comply ...

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