The IRS announced that it will accept applications for its Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council through June 24.

IRSAC provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss relevant federal tax administration issues. IRSAC members submit a report to the IRS commissioner annually at a public meeting.

IRSAC comprises up to 35 members who are appointed to three-year terms by the commissioner. Applications currently being accepted are for approximately four appointments that will begin in January.

Nominations may come from individuals or organizations. Membership is balanced to include representation from the tax professional community, including, but not limited to: CPAs, Enrolled Agents, tax attorneys, academia and the business community.

Applications should describe and document the proposed member’s qualifications, including the applicant’s knowledge of Circular 230 regulations and the applicant’s past or current affiliations. It should also include the proposed member’s dealings with the particular tax segment(s) of the community that the applicant wishes to represent on the council.

Applicants should be in good standing regarding their own tax obligations and shall represent professional and ethical ideals.

All applicants must complete and submit an application, a tax check waiver form, and a resume. For those applicants deemed “best qualified,” FBI checks using fingerprints are also required.

More information, including the application form, is available on the Tax Professionals’ Page of E-mail questions to

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