IR-2012-39, March 30, 2012
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today officially opened the nomination season for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), a federal advisory group that provides recommendations to the IRS on information reporting issues of concern to both the private sector and the federal government.
“The IRS values the expertise these professionals bring to the table and actively seeks insights from IRPAC members to help the IRS keep pace with changing times,” said Frank Keith, Chief of IRS Communications & Liaison.
IRPAC presents an annual report to the IRS Commissioner at a public meeting in the fall. The committee consists of 22 volunteers who are appointed to three-year terms by the Commissioner. Terms are staggered so that about a third of the panel changes each year. Nominations are currently being accepted for up to seven appointments to terms that will begin in January 2013.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 31.
IRPAC members are drawn from diverse backgrounds. Members represent the taxpaying public, tax professional community, small and large businesses, colleges and universities, state tax administrations, banks, insurance companies, foreign financial institutions and the software and payroll communities.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the IRPAC may nominate themselves or be nominated by a professional organization. All nominees must complete an application.
More information on the committee and the application process is available on the Tax Professional’s Page of IRS.gov. Questions about the nomination process can be sent to the following e-mail address: *firstname.lastname@example.org.