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The Commissioner's Section

Commissioner of Internal Revenue Douglas Shulman
Meet the Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Commissioner's Comments, Statements and Remarks
Various topics including tax administration, the IRS budget and tax shelters.

Previous IRS Commissioners
There have been 47 commissioners of Internal Revenue and 27 acting commissioners since the agency was created in 1862.

Longest- and Shortest-Serving Commissioners of Internal Revenue
Before RRA-98 set a five-year term of office, the average length of a Commissioner's tenure was about three years. These were anything but average.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: September 03, 2008