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HILL TAX BRIEFING: IRS, Tax Court Nominees in Holding Pattern

Jan. 25, 2023, 11:06 AM

A hearing to consider Danny Werfel’s nomination for IRS commissioner hasn’t been set, but Senate Finance Committee members have begun meeting President Joe Biden’s top pick for the agency.

Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said he already has spoken with Werfel, who was nominated in November to lead the agency. While the committee hasn’t yet organized for the new Congress, once that process is completed, a date for his hearing likely will be set.

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said he spoke with Werfel on Tuesday. Other Democrats confirmed they have met with him, but ranking member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) said ...