WASHINGTON — The acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service has announced the selection of former long-time IRS executive John M. Dalrymple as the new Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement.
"This is a critical leadership position for the IRS touching on everything from taxpayer service to tax enforcement issues,” sad Danny Werfel, who is leading the IRS until the position is permanently filled. . “During John’s three decades at the IRS, he gained a wealth of first-hand expertise and experience in areas he will be leading. His insight and knowledge of the IRS will be an asset to help keep our core tax operations running smoothly.”
Dalrymple will start his new role on Sept. 16. He previously served as IRS Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support from 2003 to 2006.
As Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, Dalrymple will provide direction to the four taxpayer-focused IRS operating divisions, including Wage and Investment; Large Business & International; Small Business/Self-Employed and Tax Exempt and Government Entities. He will also oversee the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, Office of Professional Responsibility, Online Services, the Return Preparer Office and IRS Whistleblower Office.
Dalrymple has 31 years experience working at the IRS, including 13 years in the Senior Executive Service. Following his retirement from the IRS in 2006, he became a Director at Deloitte Consulting.
During his IRS career, Dalrymple’s experience covered a variety of enforcement, taxpayer service and support positions. He served as Commissioner of Wage and Investment from 2000 to 2003. He was IRS Chief Operations Officer from 1996 to 2000, and he was a District Director in the IRS North Central District from 1995 to 1996.
He began his career with the IRS as a revenue officer in 1975 and has held management positions in several IRS district offices. Dalrymple is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa.
The IRS Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement is a career civil service position. The position, along with the Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support, reports directly to the IRS Commissioner.