Tamera Ripperda

Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division

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Tamera (Tammy) Ripperda is the Commissioner of the Tax Exempt & Government Entities (TE/GE) business operating division, where she is responsible for administering the tax laws governing employee retirement plans, tax-exempt organizations, tax-exempt bonds, Indian tribal governments, and federal, state and local governments.

From 2016 to 2019, Tammy served as Deputy Commissioner of the Small Business/Self Employed Division (SB/SE) business operating division, where she led tax administration that meets the needs of more than 57 million small business owners and self-employed taxpayers with less than $10 million in assets.

During her tenure as Deputy Commissioner, SB/SE, Tammy also served a 14-month assignment as a director in the Tax Reform Implementation Office (TRIO) where she served as one of the five executives charged with overseeing the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017.

Prior to serving as the SB/SE Deputy Commissioner, Tammy was the Director of TE/GE Exempt Organizations (EO), where she oversaw tax administration and policy for 1.6 million exempt organizations. 

Tammy began her IRS career in 1988 as a Revenue Agent in St. Louis, MO. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Southern Illinois University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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