Mark Everson Confirmed as IRS Commissioner

Mark W. Everson has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the next Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Mr. Everson replaces Bob Wenzel who has been serving as acting commissioner since former commissioner Charles O. Rossotti's term came to an end last November. Mr. Everson is the 46th commissioner of the IRS.

Mr. Everson is leaving his post as deputy director for management for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a position he has held for nearly a year. Previously he was controller of Federal Financial Management of the OMB. Before joining the Bush administration, Mr. Everson was the vice president of finance for LSG Sky Chefs, an Arlington, Texas-based in-flight catering firm. During the Reagan administration Mr. Everson served as executive commissioner and deputy commissioner with the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

As commissioner of the IRS, Mr. Everson will oversee 100,000 employees and an annual budget of $10 billion. Not only does Mr. Everson plan to aggressively pursue the exposure of tax shelters and their participants, he also plans to continue the process of reorganizing and modernizing the IRS, a project that occupied the whole of Mr. Rossotti's administration.

Mr. Everson began his professional accounting career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in New York after earning a bachelors degree in art history at Yale University and a masters of science in accounting at New York University's business school.

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