The Internal Revenue Service has opened the official nominating season for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee, a federal advisory group that provides recommendations to the IRS on information reporting issues that concern both the private sector and the federal government.

IRPAC presents an annual report to the IRS Commissioner at a public meeting in the fall. The committee consists of 22 volunteers who are appointed to three-year terms. The terms are staggered so that about a third of the panel changes each year. Nominations are currently being accepted for up to seven appointments to terms that will begin in Jan. 2013.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 31.

IRPAC members come from various backgrounds, representing the taxpaying public, tax professionals, small and large businesses, colleges and universities, state tax administrations, banks, insurance companies, foreign financial institutions, and the software and payroll industry.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the IRPAC can either nominate themselves or be nominated by a professional organization. All nominees must complete an application.

More information on the committee and the application process is available on the Tax Professional’s Page of IRS.gov. Questions about the nomination process can be sent to *public_liaison@irs.gov.

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