Nine named to ETAAC

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The IRS has selected nine new members for its Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee.

The committee’s aim is to prevent identity theft and refund fraud in support of paperless filing of tax and information returns. ETAAC members work closely with the Security Summit, a joint effort of the IRS, state tax administrators and the tax industry.

Committee members include state tax officials, consumer advocates, cybersecurity and information security specialists, preparers, tax software developers and representatives of the payroll and financial communities.

Appointed to serve three-year terms on the committee beginning in September 2019 were:

  • Larry Gray, of Rolla, Missouri, is a CPA with his own firm, Alfermann Gray & Co. He serves on the Security Summit Tax Professionals Working Group, is an instructor for NATP, and speaks regularly at the IRS tax forums.
  • Laura Macca, of Fairfield, Connecticut, is a CPA and national director of business transformation at Top 100 Firm EisnerAmper. Macca has headed tax process, policy, digital transformation and risk management initiatives as chief of staff at Bridgewater Associates LP.
  • Cynthia Rowley, of Maplewood, Minnesota, is assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Revenue and responsible for three of the department’s divisions. She is a member of the Federation of Tax Administrators.
  • Ada Navarro, of Wolcott, Connecticut, is lead examiner for the fraud unit of the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, handling both civil and criminal tax fraud cases. Navarro is co-project manager for Connecticut’s paid preparer legislation committee. Her memberships and associations include the Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Information Sharing Analysis Center, the Federation of Tax Administrators, the Suspicious Filer Exchange Program, the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators and the National White Collar Crime Center.
  • Latryna Carlton, a VITA site coordinator and trainer in Waverly, Florida, is president of Committed Citizens of Waverly, a community-based organization dedicated to self-help and volunteering.
  • Daniel Eubanks, of Alexandria, Virginia, is senior manager for federal government relations at Intuit. He serves as an industry co-lead on the Security Summit Authentication Working Group, among other appointments.
  • John Kreger, of Minneapolis, is director of product management at Sovos, where he leads the team responsible for Sovos’ 1099, Affordable Care Act and insurance premium tax reporting solutions. He has experience as a software developer, solution engineer and information systems manager.
  • Julie Magee, of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, is director of tax regulatory affairs at Credit Karma Tax Inc. She is a founding participant in the Security Summit and the Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Information Sharing and Analysis Center. She serves on several Summit working groups. Magee was previously Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Revenue and held leadership roles at the Federation of Tax Administrators, the Multistate Tax Commission, and the Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators.
  • Matthew Vickers, of New York, is general product manager for U.S.-based Xero Inc. and its publicly listed New Zealand-based parent company Xero Limited. Xero offers online accounting and tax-filing software to small businesses.
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