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IRS Seeks Nominations for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee

IR-2008-52, April 2, 2008

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is requesting membership nominations for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee. The deadline for submitting applications is May 30, 2008.

Established in 1991, IRPAC provides recommendations to IRS leadership on a wide range of information reporting and administration issues. The committee presents a report to the IRS commissioner each year at a public meeting in the fall.

In order to effectively advise the IRS commissioner and executives, members are drawn from substantially diverse backgrounds. Members include representatives of the taxpaying public, the tax professional community, small and large businesses, colleges and universities, state tax administrations, banks, insurance, foreign financial institutions and the payroll community.

"IRPAC plays an important role in the nation's tax system," said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. "The group's broad knowledge of information reporting is invaluable to our tax administration efforts."

IRPAC is comprised of up to 35 members who are appointed to three-year terms by the commissioner. Each year, approximately one-third of the membership terms expire. Nominations are currently being accepted for up to six appointments that begin January 2009.

Interested parties may nominate themselves or a qualified person for membership. All nominees must complete an application and federal tax check waiver form. In addition, FBI background checks using fingerprints and, if applicable, practitioner checks are required of all nominees.

More information, including application packages, is available on the Tax Professional’s Page on this Web site. Questions about the nomination process can be sent to the following e-mail address:  *public_liaison@irs.gov.

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