ACT to Submit Recommendations at June Meeting

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IR-2016-73, May 3, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) will hold a public meeting on June 8, 2016, when the panel will submit its annual report and recommendations to the IRS.

The ACT includes external stakeholders and representatives who deal with employee retirement plans; tax-exempt organizations; tax-exempt bonds; federal, state, local and Indian tribal governments. They advise the IRS on operational policy and procedural improvements.

At the public meeting, the ACT subcommittee members will present their report that includes recommendations on:

  • Employee Plans: Analysis and Recommendations Regarding Changes to the Determination Letter Program
  • Exempt Organizations: Stewards of the Public Trust: Long-Range Planning for the Future of the IRS and the Exempt Community
  • Federal, State and Local Governments: Revised FSLG Trainings and Communicating with Small Local Governments
  • Indian Tribal Governments: Survey of Tribes Regarding IRS Effectiveness with Current Topics of Concerns and Recommendations
  • Tax Exempt Bonds: Recommendations for Continuous Improvement and Enhancing Resources in the Tax Exempt Bond Market

The ACT was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide an organized public forum for discussion of relevant issues affecting the tax exempt and government entities communities.

The ACT’s public meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET on June 8, 2016, at the IRS headquarters at 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. The 2016 ACT report will be available on IRS.gov on the day of the meeting.

Due to limited seating and security requirements, members of the public interested in attending the public meeting should call Nicole Swire at 202-317-8736 (not a toll-free call) or email tege.advisory.comm@irs.gov to confirm their attendance. Attendees must have photo identification and are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the session begins. 

ACT Members Continuing on the Committee in 2016

Employee Plans

  • Susan Bernstein, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLC, New York, New York
  • Judith Boyette, Hanson Bridgett, San Francisco, California
  • Christopher W. Shankle, Argent Trust Company, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Matthew I. Whitehorn, Dilworth Paxton LLP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Exempt Organizations

  • Natasha Cavanaugh, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington
  • Cindy Lott, Columbia Law School, New York, New York
  • Amy Coates Madsen, Standards for Excellence Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Andrew Watt, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Arlington, Virginia

Federal, State and Local Governments

  • Dean J. Conder, State of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
  • Vandee V. DeVore, State of Missouri, Jefferson City, Missouri

Indian Tribal Governments

  • Tino Batt, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall, Idaho
  • Marcelino Gomez, private practice, Phoenix, Arizona

Tax Exempt Bonds

  • David Danenfelzer, Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, Austin, Texas 
  • William Johnson, First Southwest, Dallas, Texas
  • Floyd Newton III, King & Spalding, Atlanta, Georgia

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