The Internal Revenue Service has selected four new members and a chairman for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee.

The Treasury Department and IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman have approved the new members to serve a three-year term beginning October 2009 and ending in October 2012.

The group serves as a public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues and supports the goal of increasing electronic interactions between tax professionals and the IRS.

The new members will replace several outgoing members whose terms have expired to ensure continuity. The new members are:

•    Leann Boswell of Van Meter, Iowa, is an executive officer II for the Iowa Department of Revenue. She is responsible for the eFile Service Unit. Boswell led the development of eFile & Pay, a business tax electronic filing and payment application. She facilitates e-File & Pay enhancements and problem resolution.

•    David Olsen of Kennesaw, Ga., is the director of product management for CCH Small Firm Services. He is responsible for product opportunity   and enhancement planning for the ATX and TaxWise product lines, covering tax, accounting, and workflow software and other supporting products. Olsen also partners with business development functions at CCH to analyze and develop proposals for products and services used by the tax community.

•    Paul Paeglis of Columbus, Ohio, is the CFO of Chase tax-related products at JP Morgan Chase Bank. He is responsible for managing all aspects of financial planning, reporting and budgeting for the line of business. Paeglis also analyzes tax return filing trends and income tax refund repayment trends to minimize the risk in delivering tax-related products to Chase customers.

•    Mark Steber of Sarasota, Fla., is the chief tax compliance officer for Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. He has over 23 years of experience in the tax industry and is responsible for overall tax service delivery compliance.  

•    Phil Poirier of San Diego is the 2009-2010 chairman of ETAAC. Mr. Poirier is vice president, government, at Intuit’s consumer division. He is responsible for government initiatives relating to Intuit’s consumer tax and personal finance businesses such as TurboTax, Quicken and Mint.com. Poirier has extensive experience in business development, legal and regulatory compliance counsel, and privacy and security matters in connection with electronic commerce initiatives.

Each June, ETAAC submits a report to Congress reporting on the progress of the IRS’s electronic tax initiatives. The committee was created as part of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.


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