IR-2016-109, Aug. 19, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is seeking applications from consumer advocates and others for consideration to join as members of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).
In addition to applications from people representing consumers and taxpayers, the IRS is seeking individuals with experience in cybersecurity and information security, tax software development, tax preparation, payroll and tax financial product processing, systems management and improvement, implementation of customer service initiatives and public administration.
This is the second solicitation for ETAAC nominations as the IRS seeks to ensure the committee’s membership reflects a range of interests and viewpoints as required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The IRS expects to announce the initial selections to ETAAC in a few weeks. Applications from this second solicitation will be announced later in the year.
The ETAAC provides an organized public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues such as prevention of identity theft and refund fraud 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 will work closely with the Security Summit, a joint effort of the IRS, state tax administrators and tax software industry to fight electronic fraud.
The IRS is looking for qualified individuals who will serve a one, two or three-year term. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 19, 2016.
Nominations of qualified individuals may be made by letter and received from organizations or the individuals themselves. Applicants should complete the ETAAC application and include a short statement of interest along with a resume. Applicants should describe and document their qualifications, past and current affiliations, and dealings with cybersecurity and electronic tax administration. More information is available on Apply for Membership on IRS.gov.
ETAAC members are drawn from substantially diverse backgrounds. ETAAC is a federal advisory committee established by the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.
Questions about the ETAAC and the application process can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.