IRS seeks nominations for Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council through June 10
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). Applications will be accepted through June 10, 2019.
The IRSAC serves as an advisory body to the commissioner of Internal Revenue and provides an organized public forum for discussion of relevant tax administration issues between IRS officials and representatives of the public. The IRSAC proposes enhancements to IRS operations, recommends administrative and policy changes to improve taxpayer service, compliance and tax administration. Its members also discuss relevant information reporting issues, address matters concerning tax-exempt and government entities and convey the public’s perception of professional standards and best practices for tax professionals.
IRSAC members are appointed to three-year terms and submit a report to the commissioner annually at a public meeting. Applications are currently being accepted for approximately 14 appointments that will begin in January 2020.
Nominations of qualified individuals may come from individuals or organizations. IRSAC members are drawn from diverse backgrounds representing a cross-section of the taxpaying public with substantial, disparate experience in: tax preparation for individuals, small businesses and/or large, multi-national corporations; information reporting, tax-exempt and government entities; digital services; and professional standards of tax professionals.
Applications should document the proposed member’s qualifications. In particular, the IRSAC is seeking applicants with knowledge and background in the following areas:
Large Business & International
Small Business & Self-Employed
Wage & Investment
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 fingerprint checks will also be required.