The IRS is accepting applications for its Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council. Applications will be accepted through June 26.

The council comprises up to 35 members who are appointed to three-year terms by the IRS commissioner. Applications are currently being accepted for approximately five appointments that will begin in January.? ?

IRSAC provides a public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss relevant federal tax administration issues. IRSAC members submit a report to the commissioner annually at a public meeting in the fall. ??

Nominations of qualified individuals may come from individuals or organizations. IRSAC members are drawn from substantially diverse backgrounds, with membership is balanced to include representation from the tax professional community, including, but not limited to: CPAs, EAs, tax attorneys, academia and the business community.  ??

Applications should describe and document the proposed member’s qualifications, including the applicant’s knowledge of Circ. 230 regulations and the applicant’s past or current affiliations. It should also include their proposed dealings with the particular tax segment(s) of the community that the applicant wants to represent on the council. ??All applicants must complete and submit an application, a tax check waiver form, and a resume. For those applicants deemed best qualified, FBI checks using fingerprints are also required. ??

More information, including the application form, is available on the Tax Professional’s Page of IRS.gov. E-mail questions about applications to publicliaison@irs.gov.

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