October 20, 1999
Berthod Named Deputy Commissioner for
IRS Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division
WASHINGTON - Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Charles O. Rossotti has named Darlene Berthod deputy commissioner of the Tax Exempt and
Government Entities (TE/GE) Division.
Berthod will assist TE/GE Commissioner Evelyn Petschek in overseeing the
administration of complex provisions of tax law affecting about 3 million customers that
control more than $6.7 trillion in assets.
To better meet the needs of its customers, the IRS is in the midst of a top-to-
bottom reorganization. At the core of the modernization effort is the replacement of the
current geographic organizational structure with four operating divisions that serve
particular groups of taxpayers. Three distinct taxpayer segments--pension plans,
tax-exempt organizations and government entities--make up the Tax Exempt and Government
"The TE/GE Division will offer proactive pre-filing, filing and
post-filing help to this growing segment of the taxpaying population," said Rossotti.
"The division will benefit greatly from Darlenes invaluable skills and
Headquarters for the TE/GE Division will be established in Washington, D.C. in
late 1999, with operations scheduled to begin in late 1999 or early 2000.
Berthod has served as IRS Deputy Chief Operations Officer since September 1998.
Other positions held during her tenure with the IRS include: IRS Chief of Staff; National
Director Personnel Division; Tax Systems Modernization Liaison to the Chief Financial
Officer; and Director of the Pennsylvania District.
A graduate of Utica College, Berthod began her public service career in
Brooklyn, New York as an IRS tax technician.
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