WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) released its annual report to Congress, featuring recommendations focused on budget support for the Internal Revenue Service and enhancements to e-filing.
“The entire IRS leadership team appreciates the work that ETAAC’s volunteer members have put into their annual report, and we look forward to reviewing their recommendations,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.
The 2022 report groups a total of five recommendations into two sections: recommendations to Congress and recommendations to the IRS.
The recommendations to Congress include:
- Provide the IRS with flexible, sustainable, predictable, multi-year funding.
- Provide both budgetary and legislative support that allows the IRS to leverage its successes to deliver the level of services that taxpayers expect and deserve.
The recommendations to the IRS include:
- Implement enhancements to Modernized e-File that remove impediments to e-filing, with appropriate security features, taxpayer consent and acknowledgements.
- Promote the use of identity protection PIN through a national, year-long campaign, leveraging stakeholders including the tax and financial services industries, to highlight the benefits of the program.
- Work collaboratively with states and software providers to develop a long-term roadmap for Payroll and Information Return Modernization.
The full 2022 report is available on IRS.gov.
At the annual meeting, Rettig and IRS leaders thanked five members of the committee ending their terms this year:
- Latryna Carlton, founder and president of Committed Citizens of Waverly in Waverly, Fla.
- Daniel Eubanks, director for Federal Government Relations at Intuit.
- Larry Gray, certified public accountant in Missouri with Alfermann Gray & Co.
- John Kreger, vice president of product management at Sovos.
- Julie Magee, tax regulatory affairs lead at Cash App Taxes, Inc.
The ETAAC is a public forum whose members work closely with the Security Summit, a joint effort of the IRS, state tax administrators and the nation’s tax industry established in 2015 to fight tax-related identity theft and cybercrime.
ETAAC members represent various segments of the tax community, including individual and business taxpayers, tax professionals and preparers, tax software developers, payroll service providers, the financial industry and state and local governments.
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