The Internal Revenue Service is accepting nominations for its IRS Advisory Council. Applications will be accepted through June 16.
The 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.
Members are appointed to three-year terms by the commissioner of the IRS. Nominations are currently being accepted for approximately nine appointments that begin in January 2018.
Nominations can come from individuals or organizations. Members are drawn from substantially diverse backgrounds, including representatives from the tax professional community such as CPAs, enrolled agents and tax attorneys, as well as academia and the business community.
Applicants must be in good standing regarding their own tax obligations and demonstrate high professional and ethical standards. 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 will also be required.
Applications should document the proposed member’s qualifications, including:
- Knowledge of Circ. 230 regulations;
- Ability to apply tax law knowledge in the resolution of complex tax issues;
- Digital industry experience, including online services for tax professionals;
- Experience working with software developers on tax-related applications, financial applications, software development and user experience design; and,
- Dealings with a particular segment of the tax community that the applicant wishes to represent.
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