IRS Seeks Members for Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee. The committee members provide the IRS with constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs and procedures in electronic tax administration.

Applicants should submit a resume and complete an application form by April 3, 2009. A notice in the Federal Register contains more details about the committee and application process.

The ETAAC provides an organized public forum for the discussion of issues in electronic tax administration. The ETAAC supports the overriding goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns. The ETAAC’s members are approved by the Secretary of the Treasury and serve a three-year term. Each June, the ETAAC submits an annual report to Congress about the IRS’ progress with electronic transactions.

Membership will include tax practitioners and preparers, transmitters of electronic returns, tax software developers, large and small businesses, employers, payroll service providers, financial industry representatives, system integrators (technology providers) and academics (marketing, sales and technical perspectives).

Requests for more information or completed applications should be sent to or faxed to 202-283-4845. This is not a toll-free number.

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