IRS Calls for Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee Nominations

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it is accepting nominations for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) through January 31, 2024. The ETAAC serves as a public forum for discussing electronic tax administration issues, including identity theft prevention and refund fraud.

The committee plays a vital role in advocating for paperless filing as the most preferred and convenient method for submitting tax and information returns. ETAAC members collaborate closely with the Security Summit, a joint venture of the IRS, state tax administrators, and private-sector tax partners, to combat electronic fraud and tax-related identity theft.

The IRS is seeking qualified individuals willing to serve three-year terms beginning in September 2024. Ideal applicants will have experience in areas such as state tax administration, cybersecurity and information security, tax software development, tax preparation, payroll and tax financial product processing, systems management and improvement, and the implementation of customer service initiatives.

In an effort to represent a broad range of viewpoints, the IRS also encourages applications from consumer advocates and others interested in tax issues who can provide perspectives representing average taxpayers.

Nominations for qualified individuals can be made via letter by organizations or the individuals themselves. Applicants are required to complete the ETAAC application and include a brief statement of interest and a resume. They should also describe and document their qualifications, past and current affiliations, and experiences with cybersecurity and electronic tax administration.

The application process requires applicants to complete and submit a tax check waiver form and undergo an IRS practitioner background check and an FBI background check. Further information on these checks will be provided upon receipt of application.

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The ETAAC was established under the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. It operates as a Federal Advisory Committee, providing critical insights into electronic tax administration.

For any questions about the ETAAC and the application process, interested parties can reach out to the IRS at publicliaison@irs.gov.

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