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."Continue Reading
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
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 >
Taxpayers can file online complaints about misconduct by Internal Revenue Service personnel, deceptive practices by outside tax contractors and impersonation of IRS employees at Treasury.gov, reports the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. They can also report IRS scams online at FTC.gov, points out the Federal Trade Commission. The IRS.gov website has complaint forms that taxpayers can print out and mail or fax directly to the IRS.Full Answer >
The Internal Revenue Service offers several payment options to taxpayers, including paying directly from a bank account and paying with a debit or credit card, notes the IRS. Taxpayers may also make a payment through the electronic federal tax payment system, although enrollment is required before payment can be made.Full Answer >
The IRS guidelines for record retention depends on the type of expense, action or event that the particular document supports, explains the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS suggests that taxpayers keep records that support a credit, deduction or income until the period of limitation on that tax expires.Full Answer >