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Acting Commissioner John Biello

John Biello was named Acting Revenue Services Commissioner on January 17, 2020.

Previously, Mr. Biello worked in the Audit and Compliance Division of the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) for 29 years, including as Tax Division Chief of the Income Tax Subdivision. In this role, he managed compliance programs for the personal income tax, corporation business tax, flow through entities, and trusts and estates.   

Throughout his career at DRS, Mr. Biello has played an active role with emerging issues. He most recently led the agency’s Strategic Plan Administration Unit overseeing a portfolio of agency projects and initiatives. He has also served as an Audit Division representative on various DRS committees including the department’s Tax Policy Group, Interdivisional Tax Team, the department’s Speakers Bureau, the Withholding Tax Implementation Team, and the Forms Committee.

Mr. Biello has had the opportunity to speak at many seminars and conferences including the UConn Tax School, the Federation of Tax Administrators, the National Association of Tax Practitioners, the North Eastern States Tax Official’s Association, the UConn Law School Tax Clinic, and Post University’s Tax Institute.

Mr. Biello holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, both from Post University.