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IRS Seeks Members for Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee

IR-2010-17, Feb. 4, 2010

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC), which provides feedback on the policies, programs and procedures of electronic tax administration.

Applicants should submit a resume and complete an application by March 15, 2010. ETAAC members may not be federally registered lobbyists.

The ETAAC provides a public forum for the discussion of issues in electronic tax administration. The ETAAC supports the overriding goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns. Members of the ETAAC are approved by the Secretary of the Treasury and serve a three-year term. The Committee submits an annual report to Congress in June regarding progress at the IRS with electronic transactions.

The Committee includes tax practitioners, transmitters of electronic returns, tax software developers, large and small businesses, employers, payroll service providers, financial industry representatives, system integrators and academics.

Requests for more information or completed applications should be sent to etaac@irs.gov or faxed to 202-283-2845 (not toll-free). A notice in the Federal Register (dated Jan. 28, 2010) contains more details about the committee and application process.

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