IR-2015-69, April 9, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it will begin accepting applications for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee on April13 and continue accepting them through May 22, 2015.
ETAAC was established as required by the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. The purpose of the ETAAC is to provide continued input into the development and implementation of the agency’s strategy for electronic tax administration as well as to provide an organized public forum for the discussion of issues in electronic tax administration.
There are nine ETAAC members; each member is appointed to a three-year term by the Commissioner, and the IRS is planning to make four appointments that will begin in late 2015.
Nominations of qualified individuals may come from individuals or organizations. ETAAC members are drawn from substantially diverse backgrounds.
Nominations of qualified individuals may be made by letter and received from individuals or professional associations. Applicants should complete the ETAAC application and include a short statement of interest and a resume. Applicants should describe and document their qualifications, past and current affiliations, and dealings in electronic tax administration. A notice published in the Federal Register contains more details about the ETAAC and the application process.
Applicants shall be in good standing regarding their own tax obligations and shall represent professional and ethical ideals. All applicants must complete and submit a tax check waiver form. For the best qualified applicants, FBI checks using fingerprints are required.
More information, including the application form, is available on the Tax Professional’s Page of IRS.gov — the official IRS website — at /Tax-Professionals. Questions about the application process can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.