Daniel Werfel

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Daniel I. Werfel
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Commissioner of Internal Revenue
In office
May 15, 2013 – December 23, 2013
Preceded by Steven T. Miller
Succeeded by John Koskinen
Personal details
Born 1970/1971 (age 44–45)[2]
United States of America
Nationality American
Children 2
Alma mater Cornell University
Duke University
UNC School of Law J.D.

Daniel I. Werfel is a United States public servant, who formerly served as principal deputy commissioner and deputy commissioner for services and enforcement (and the former Acting Commissioner of the United States Internal Revenue Service).[3][4][5][6]


Daniel Werfel graduated from Plainview – Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School in 1989. He holds a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, a master's degree from Duke University and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University.[4][5] He managed the federal government's operational response to a potential shutdown in 2011, by determining which essential services would continue to operate.[4][7]

Since 2009, he has served as Controller of the Office of Management and Budget.[4][5] Prior positions include the 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.[4][5]

Werfel was a former trial attorney in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.[5][8]

Personal Information[edit]

Werfel is married with two children.[9]


  1. ^ Nancy Marshall-Genzer and Katie Long (May 22, 2013). "Meet Daniel Werfel, the new chief of the IRS". MarketPlace. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  2. ^ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/biographical-information-daniel-werfel
  3. ^ Bramwell, Jason (June 13, 2013). "Acting IRS Head Daniel Werfel Receives Temporary Title Change". Accounting Web. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Who Is Daniel Werfel, the New Head of the IRS?". Bloomberg. May 22, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "President Obama Appoints Daniel Werfel as Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue", Press release (The White House Office of the Press Secretary), May 16, 2013 
  6. ^ foxnews.com: Former Acting IRS Administrator Werfel Leaves Government
  7. ^ Zachary A. Goldfarb; Aaron Blake (16 May 2013). "Daniel Werfel replaces Miller as acting IRS commissioner". The Washington Post. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Biographical information on Daniel Werfel, Associated Press, May 16, 2013 
  9. ^ "AP Biographical information on Daniel Werfel". Associated Press. May 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Steven T. MillerActing
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
2013–present Acting
Succeeded by
John Koskinen