IRS ETAAC seeks applications

An IRS office building in East Harlem
An IRS office building in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York

The IRS is seeking applicants for its Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee, which provides a public forum for the discussion of electronic tax administration issues, such as the prevention of identity theft and refund fraud.

The IRS is looking for up to 10 qualified individuals who will serve three-year terms beginning this September. Applicants should have experience in such areas as:

  • State tax administration;
  • Cybersecurity and information security;
  • Tax software development;
  • Tax preparation;
  • Payroll and tax financial product processing:
  • Systems management; and,
  • The improvement and implementation of customer service initiatives.

The IRS is also encouraging representatives from consumer groups with an interest in tax issues to apply.

Applications will be accepted through May 29. Nominations can be made by letter and received from organizations or the individuals themselves. Applicants should complete the ETAAC application and include a short statement of interest and a resume. They should also describe and document the candidate’s qualifications, past and current affiliations, and dealings with cybersecurity and electronic tax administration.

Applicants must complete and submit a tax check waiver form and are also subject to an IRS practitioner background check and an FBI criminal background check.

Besides supporting the goal of making paperless filing the preferred method of filing tax and information returns, ETAAC members also work closely with the Security Summit, a joint effort of the IRS, state tax administrators and the tax industry to fight electronic fraud.

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