The Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as of June 2014, is John Koskinen. The commissioner presides over the IRS. There is no position or title of significance at the IRS of "director."Know More
As Commissioner, Mr. Koskinen is responsible for a system that collects an approximate 2.4 trillion dollars annually. This collection funds most federal government operations and services.The agency employs some 90,000 employees and has a budget of an estimated 11 billion dollars.
Koskinen has a long executive history, including a tenure at Freddie Mac (the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation), which included a 2009 appointment as acting executive director.Learn more about Taxes
Taxpayers who owe the Internal Revenue Service can request a monthly installment agreement to make a series of payments over time, according to the IRS. Alternatively, taxpayers can request an extension of time to pay their bill up to 120 days.Full Answer >
An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) enrolled agent is a person who has earned the right to represent taxpayers before the IRS in one of two ways: either by experience as a former IRS employee or by passing a three-part comprehensive IRS exam. This is the highest credential the IRS awards.Full Answer >
The Internal Revenue Service, commonly referred to as the IRS, facilitates direct deposit into a bank account for tax refunds when requested. According to the IRS website, taxpayers in 2014 who use an e-file service and request direct deposit typically receive refunds in as little as 10 days.Full Answer >
The IRS does not necessarily know the martial status of taxpayers; the IRS goes by whatever statuses the taxpayers choose on their returns, notes Marketwatch. As a general rule, it is beneficial for most couples to file a joint return, although there is also an option for married filing separately.Full Answer >