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  • Danny Werfel, the agency's new acting commissioner, told IRS employees in an email Thursday, May 23, 2013, that he has selected a new acting head of the division, staying within the IRS to find new leadership.

  • Werfel said, “The IRS has a strong, effective system in place for administering the Premium Tax Credit.

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