“To fund the government, you need an effectively functioning and fair Internal Revenue Service,” said Mark Everson, who served as IRS commissioner from 2003 to 2007 and was briefed on the strategic plan by administration officials. “Things have gotten so complex, and there have been so many changes, and yet the service has clearly not been able to keep up.”
About Mark Everson
The Honorable Mark W. Everson was the nation’s 46th Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service serving from 2003 until 2007. Prior to joining the IRS, Everson held Bush administration posts as Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget and Controller of the Office of Federal Financial Management. Everson also served in the Reagan administration, holding several positions at the United States Information Agency and the Department of Justice, where his assignments included Deputy Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. At the state level, Everson oversaw the Indiana Workforce and Unemployment Insurance Systems under Governor Mitch Daniels.