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IRS Seeks Nominations for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee

IR-2006-72, May 1, 2006

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is requesting membership nominations for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC). The deadline for submitting applications is July 14, 2006.

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 Commissioner of the IRS each year at a public meeting in the fall.

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

IRPAC is comprised of up to 23 members who are appointed to three-year terms by the Commissioner. Each year approximately one-third of the membership terms expire. Nominations are being accepted for appointments that begin January 2007.

Interested parties may nominate themselves or someone else for membership. All nominees must complete an application and federal tax check waiver form. In addition, FBI background checks using fingerprints are required of all nominees. The credentials of tax practitioners will also be checked.

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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