Open Season for Membership in the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC)
The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for membership in the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) for a three-year term beginning January 2014.
IRSAC’s role is to provide an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss relevant tax administrative issues. The council suggests operational improvements, offers constructive observations about IRS’ current or proposed policies, programs, and procedures, and advises the IRS on particular issues having substantive effect on federal tax administration. A report is presented to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue each year at a Public Meeting.
IRSAC members meet in Washington, DC approximately five times a year for two days each session. Members are not paid for their services. However, travel expenses for working sessions, public meetings and orientation sessions, such as airfare, per diem, and transportation to and from airports, train stations, etc., are reimbursed within prescribed federal travel limitations.
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Who can apply?
Applicants must have a strong tax or business background, excellent communications skills, practical tax administration experience and knowledge, and the ability to interact in a diversified environment. In addition, applicants should describe and document their qualifications for membership, including, knowledge of Circular 230 regulations and the applicant’s past and current affiliations and dealings with a particular tax segment of the community that he/she wishes to represent on the council. Applications will be accepted for current vacancies from qualified individuals and from professional and public interest groups that wish to have representatives on the IRSAC.
To be fully considered, an applicant's background should include several of the following:
Application of tax law expertise to resolve complex tax issues;
Development and implementation of customer service initiatives and tools;
Systems management and improvement, and change management;
Establishment of successful strategic partnerships; and,
Demonstrable ability to examine situations from a "macro" perspective.
How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted beginning May 1 through June 14, 2013. IRSAC is comprised of no more than thirty (35) members. Applications are currently being accepted for approximately 11 appointments that will begin in January 2014. It is important that the IRSAC continue to represent a diverse taxpayer and stakeholder base. Accordingly, to maintain membership diversity, selection is based on the applicant’s qualifications and areas of expertise. Practitioner checks are required of all applicants. In addition, a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) check is required of all applicants that are deemed “best qualified.” Federally registered lobbyists cannot be members of the IRSAC.
Applicants must complete the following:
Written applications must be postmarked or faxed on or before June 14, 2013. Applications should be sent to:
National Public Liaison
1111 Constitution Avenue, NW.
Washington, D.C. 20224
Attn: Ms. Lorenza Wilds
Applications may be submitted by mail to the address listed above or faxed to 202-927-4123. For additional information, please e-mail *email@example.com.