The Internal Revenue Service announced the selection of 16 new members for its advisory council.  The appointees will join 11 returning members who are in the last year of a three-year term.The council members are scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. several times in 2007, with a public report to be provided during a meeting open to the public on Nov. 15.

The 16 new appointed members are:

  • Herbert N. Beller, a partner with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan where he focuses on corporate tax planning and controversy work for publicly-traded and closely held entities.
  • Marsha Blumenthal, a professor of Economics at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, where she works on small business and tax exempt issues.
  • Michael P. Boyle, a former finance vice president with Microsoft Corp., where he worked closely with senior management and had primary responsibility for the tax department.
  • Charles Christian, a professor at Arizona State University currently serving as director of the Arizona State School of Accountancy.
  • Francis X. Degen, an enrolled agent, and the owner of Francis X. Degen EA.  His practice includes tax preparation and tax planning for individuals and small businesses.
  • Andrew B. Lyon, a PricewaterhouseCoopers principal, is a partner in the National Economic Consulting group, which is engaged in a broad range of economic, statistical, and modeling services in the area of taxation, social security, health, and other policy areas.
    Lillian F. Mills, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where she focuses on corporate tax compliance, financial accounting for income taxes and earnings management.
  • Daniel T. Moore, a senior accountant and chief financial officer for the Moore Agency, Inc., where he operates the Accounting and Solutions Department. 
  • Robert G. Nath, the managing member of Robert G. Nath PLLC, a tax firm where he has gained special expertise in tax litigation, controversies, procedure and representation before the courts.
  • George A. Plesko, an associate professor of accounting with the University of Connecticut, with more than 20 years experience in tax policy analysis in both government and academia.
  • Donna Rodriguez, manager of Donna L. Rodriguez PLLC, where she operates a full service accounting and tax practice focusing on small to midsized companies. 
  • John S. Satagaj, the principal of John S. Satagaj, Attorney at Law, specializing in small business, trade association and tax matters.
  • John Karl Scholz, a professor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison who has written extensively on the earned income tax credit and low-wage labor markets.
  • Philip M. Tatarowicz, a partner with Ernst & Young who assists the firm’s clients worldwide in multi-state tax matters.
  • Eric J. Toder, a senior fellow with the Urban Institute and is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, where he performs and directs research on tax and retirement policy issues for government agencies and private foundations. 
  • George K. Yin, an Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Law and Taxation at the University of Virginia.

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