“The IRS Oversight Board commends the U.S. Senate for its confirmation of John Koskinen to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Upon taking office, Mr. Koskinen faces some formidable challenges, foremost of which are rebuilding public trust in an institution so important to our nation and boosting employee morale that has declined over the past year. The Oversight Board stands ready to assist and advise Mr. Koskinen and looks forward to a long and productive relationship with the commissioner and his senior leadership team.
We would also like to salute Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel for the excellent job he did under the most difficult of circumstances. Over the past seven months, he addressed with honesty and integrity the pressing problems facing the IRS, instituted necessary reforms, and provided leadership when it was needed most. We thank him for his hard work and dedication and wish him the very best in all his future endeavors.”