The Internal Revenue Service is requesting applicants for both its Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee and its Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee.

Established in 1991, the information reporting committee provides recommendations to IRS leadership on a range of information reporting and administration issues. The committee presents a report to the commissioner of the IRS each year at a public meeting in the fall.

Members include representatives of the tax-paying public, the tax professional community, small and large businesses, colleges and universities, state tax administrations, banks, the insurance industry and the payroll community. The committee is comprised of up to 23 members who are appointed to three-year terms.

Each year, approximately one-third of the membership terms expire. Nominations are currently being accepted for up to eight appointments that begin January 2008. Interested parties may nominate themselves or a qualified person for membership.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 31.

Separately, the agency is seeking applicants for vacancies on the electronic tax committee during the fall of 2007.  The committee, a congressionally-authorized panel, provides a public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues in support of a major IRS goal -- paperless filing of tax and information returns.

Each June, ETAAC provides an annual report to Congress recommending actions the IRS should take in electronic tax administration. Members are appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury and serve a three-year term.

The IRS is looking for a balanced membership that includes representatives such as tax practitioners and preparers, large and small business owners, transmitters of electronic returns, tax software developers, and members of the academic (marketing, sales or technical perspectives), and financial (payers, payment options and best practices) industries.

Applications will be accepted through April 30.

More information, including application packages, are available on the IRS's Web site,

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