Washington, D.C. - The Internal Revenue Service announced the selection of seven new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council, which provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss key tax administration issues.

Members are selected to represent the tax-paying public, tax professionals, small and large businesses, and the payroll community. The council provides the IRS commissioner and division leadership with important feedback, observations and suggestions.

IRSAC meets periodically and will submit a report to the agency in November 2012 at a public meeting. IRSAC members generally serve three-year terms with a possible one-year extension. The seven new members will join 17 returning members in 2012.

 

The new 2012 members are:

 

• 2012 IRSAC chairman Christopher Riley, CPA, of Decatur, Ill. Riley served as vice-chair of IRSAC for 2011. He is the director, State Government Relations for Archer Daniels Midland Co.

• John G. Ams, JD, of Alexandria, Va., is an executive vice president and COO for the National Society of Accountants. He is responsible for all operations and provides information, education and guidance to his membership regarding IRS regulations and administrative concerns.

• Tara Anthony of Detroit is a manager/tax practitioner for Popular Ventures. She is a chartered tax professional and has completed courses in individual and small business income tax preparation.

• Linda S. Harding, CPA, of Alachua, Fla., is a director of tax for CPAmerica International, a national association of independent CPA firms.

• Fred F. Murray, JD, CPA, of Washington, D.C., is a managing director with Grant Thornton, LLP, U.S. member of Grant Thornton International. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

• Paul O'Connor, LLM, JD, CPA, of Billerica, Mass., is the vice president, head of U.S. Tax for EMD Millipore Corp. He has 32 years in taxation in the technology, software, and bioscience fields.

• Andre' L. Re, of McDonough, Ga., is the owner of Andre' L. Re.  He is a tax consultant and has represented large and medium size corporations before the IRS regarding complex issues at the group and appeals level.  

• Janeen Ryan, EA, of Aurora, Colo., is the owner of Janeen Ryan. She is the past president of the Colorado Society of Enrolled Agents 2009 and 2010 and is a current member of the board. 

IRSAC meets periodically and will submit a report to the agency in November 2012 at a public meeting. IRSAC members generally serve three-year terms with a possible one-year extension. The seven new members will join 17 returning members in 2012.

 

 

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