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Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC)

Background

The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) provides an organized public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues in support of the overriding goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns. ETAAC members convey the public’s perception of the IRS electronic tax administration activities, offer constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs, and procedures, and suggest improvements.

Mission and Composition

The ETAAC will also provide an annual report to Congress on IRS progress in meeting the Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 goals for electronic filing of tax and information returns.  The ETAAC will research, analyze, consider, and make recommendations on a wide range of electronic tax administration issues and will provide input into the development of the strategic plan for electronic tax administration. 

ETAAC members represent various segments of the tax professional community such as tax practitioners and preparers, transmitters of electronic returns, tax software developers, large and small businesses, employers and payroll service providers, individual taxpayers, financial industry (payers, payment options and best practices), system integrators (technology providers), academic (marketing, sales, or technical perspectives), trusts and estates, tax exempt organizations and state and local governments.

Open Season for ETAAC Membership

Each February, the IRS will solicit applications for membership to maintain a balance of new and returning members. Open season will be announced with a notice in the Federal Register. This is a volunteer position with a time commitment of approximately 150 hours, excluding travel. Volunteers should have experience in electronic tax administration. See the application for a detailed list of skills and qualifications. Applicants may be nominated by individuals and/or associations. Applicants should submit a complete package that includes a nomination, application, statement of skills and qualifications and a resume.

Members will serve a three-year committee term. All travel expenses within government guidelines will be reimbursed. Members must pass an IRS tax compliance check and Federal Bureau of Investigation background investigation. ETAAC members may not be federally registered lobbyists.

For inquiries please send an e-mail to: etaac@irs.gov.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 05-Jun-2013