Washington (Oct. 25 - The Internal Revenue Service has selected seven new members for the 14-member Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC), which serves as a public forum for discussion of Electronic Tax Administration issues and supports the goal of increasing electronic interaction between tax professionals and the IRS.The new members are:

  • Lou Blundell, of San Diego, Calif., vice president of Acquisitions and Innovation at Intuit;
  • Allan W. Daniel of Kalaheo, Hawaii, an advocate for electronic filing since 1991, first as a tax preparer with H&R Block in California, then as District Manager in Hawaii;
  • Edward B. Feinstein of Kansas City, Mo., vice president, Field Operations and Development for H&R Block Tax Services, Inc.,
  • Sharon-Kay Flynn of Beverly, Mass., owner and sole-practitioner of Cabot Financial, and an immediate past president of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA);
  • Nancy M. French of Minot, Maine, vice president, Tax Services and Government Relations, for Advantage Payroll Services, Inc.;
  • Emily L. Lindsay of Rockville, Md., vice president, Corporate Accounting Services, of Marriott International, Inc.;
  • Frank J. Real of Philadelphia, Pa., chief financial officer for IPR International, LLC and a member of the American Association of CPAs and the Philadelphia Bar.

The chairman of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee, Kevin G. Belden of Albany, N.Y., has agreed to continue to serve as chairman until November 2003.The next public meeting for the ETAAC is set for Wednesday December 4, 2002, in Washington.
-- Electronic Accountant Newswire staff

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