IR-2011-15, Feb. 11, 2011
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is requesting membership nominations for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). The deadline for submitting applications is March 28, 2011.
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.
This year’s vacancies require skills and qualifications related to e-file security and the accuracy of commercial tax software. See the ETAAC application for more details.
Nominations of qualified individuals may be made by letter and received from individuals or associations. A complete application package includes the nomination, application, a short statement of interest and resume. The application should describe and document the proposed member’s qualifications, past and current affiliations and/or dealings with tax software companies. A notice published in the Federal Register dated Feb. 3, 2011, contains more details about the ETAAC and the application process.
Members are approved by the Treasury Secretary and would serve three-year terms, beginning in the fall of 2011. Members must pass an IRS tax compliance check and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background investigation and may not be federally registered lobbyists.