IRS seeks nominations for Advisory Council

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The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for its IRS Advisory Council through June 10.

IRSAC submits a proposal the IRS commissioner annually at a public meeting, proposing enhancements to service operations, recommends administrative and policy changes to improve taxpayer service, compliance and tax administration. Its members also discuss relevant information reporting issues, address matters concerning tax-exempt and government entities and convey the public’s perception of professional standards and best practices for tax pros.

Members serve three-year terms and submit a report to the commissioner annually at a public meeting. Applications are being accepted for approximately 14 appointments that will begin in January.

Nominations may come from individuals or organizations. IRSAC is seeking applicants who represent a cross-section of the taxpaying public. It is specifically looking for candidates with knowledge and expertise in a wide range of areas.

Among them:

  • Large and international businesses (including international tax and experience as a CPA working in or for a large, sophisticated organization).
  • Small businesses and the self-employed (including experience with online or digital businesses; audit representation; knowledge of pass-through entities and fiduciary tax; tax-exempt and government entities; employment tax; and federal state, local or Indian tribal governments).
  • Wage and investment (including tax software and the software industry; VITA and tax counseling to the elderly; marketing and applying industry benchmarks to operations, S-corporations and partnership information returns; and those wtih a background in IT financial services).

Applicants must complete and submit an application, a tax check waiver form and a resume. FBI fingerprint checks will also be required. More information is on the IRS site.

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