December 22, 1999
IRS Rounds Out Top Management Team
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selections
of Joseph Kehoe as Commissioner of the Small Business and Self-Employed Division
and John M. Dalrymple as Commissioner of the Wage and Investment Division.
The IRS is moving away from a geographically based structure to one that is
based on the specific needs and circumstances of taxpayers. Kehoe will oversee the
IRSís complex dealings with the 40 million taxpayers who are self employed, small
businesses with assets up to $5 million, estate and gift taxpayers, fiduciary return filers
or individuals filing international tax returns.
Under Dalrympleís leadership, the Wage and Investment Division will focus on
improving service to individual taxpayers who have only wage and investment income.
"We are pleased to welcome these two very talented individuals to our top
management team," said Charles O. Rossotti, Commissioner of Internal Revenue. "Joe
has extensive experience leading and improving service organizations in both the
private and public sectors. Johnís dedication and expertise in the area of taxpayer
service make him uniquely qualified to head the Wage and Investment Division."
Approximately 39,000 IRS employees, based in New Carrollton, Maryland, will
staff the Small Business and Self-Employed Division. Headquarters operations for the
division are to be established in the fourth quarter of 2000.
"Nearly 40% of the total revenue collected by the IRS comes from the small
business and self-employed segments," Rossotti said. "This unique group of taxpayers
transacts with the IRS several times per year and faces complex compliance issues."
Headquarters for the Wage and Investment Division will staff 21,000 IRS
employees and be located in Atlanta, Georgia. The division will be operational in late
About 116 million individual taxpayers who file a Form 1040 tax return will be
served by the Wage and Investment Division. Nearly all of the income for this group is
reported by third parties and the vast majority of taxes are collected through third-party
Before joining the IRS, Kehoe spent 26-years with Pricewaterhouse-Coopers,
where he provided a broad spectrum of professional consulting services to public and
private sector clients. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and earned an
M.B.A. at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
Dalrymple was named IRS Chief Operations Officer in August 1998 after serving
for two years as Deputy Chief Operations Officer. He began his career with the IRS as
a revenue officer in 1975 and has held management positions in several IRS district
offices. From April 1995 to August 1996, Dalrymple was District Director in the IRS
North Central District.
A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Dalrymple did post graduate work
at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
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