IRS Deputy Commissioner of Services and Enforcement
Douglas W. O’Donnell is the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service’s Large Business and International (LB&I) Division headquartered in Washington, D.C. In this role, he oversees tax administration activities for corporations, subchapter S corporations, and partnerships with assets greater than $10 million and is also responsible for administering the tax law that affects individuals with international activity. He serves as the United States Competent Authority in administering the operating provisions of tax conventions and on sensitive and controversial issues related to treaty negotiations.
Prior to his current executive appointment, Mr. O’Donnell served as the Deputy Commissioner (International) in LB&I. In this role, he was responsible for planning, developing, directing, and implementing a comprehensive servicewide tax administration program that enhanced compliance with international tax laws, ensured consistency in taxpayer treatment, continuously improved systems and processes and effectively allocated resources to meet servicewide international tax administration priorities.
Mr. O’Donnell previously served in other executive positions including the Assistant Deputy Commissioner, International; Director, Competent Authority & International Coordination; Director of International Compliance, Strategy & Policy; Deputy Director, Pre-Filing and Technical Guidance; and the Director of Field Operations, Heavy Manufacturing and Transportation Industry.
Mr. O’Donnell began his career with IRS in 1986 as a revenue agent in Washington, D.C. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland.