The Internal Revenue Service said Monday it is looking for nominations for its Information Reporting Advisory Committee, which provides outside advice on information reporting and administration issues.

“Information reporting is an important part of sound tax administration, and insights from IRPAC members assist the IRS in keeping pace with changing times,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman in a statement.

IRPAC presents an annual report to the IRS commissioner at a public meeting in the fall. The committee includes 24 volunteers who are appointed to three-year terms by the commissioner. 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 January 2012.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 31, 2011. IRPAC members are drawn from diverse backgrounds. Members represent the taxpaying public, the tax professional community, small and large businesses, colleges and universities, state tax administrations, banks, insurance companies, foreign financial institutions and the payroll community.
Anyone interested in being a member of IRPAC may nominate themselves or be nominated by a professional organization. All nominees must complete an application.

More information, including more on the application process, is available on the Tax Professional’s Page of IRS.gov. Questions about the nomination process can be sent to the following e-mail address: *public_liaison@irs.gov.

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