IR-2005-55, May 2, 2005
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is requesting membership nominations for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC). The deadline for submitting applications is June 30, 2005.
Established in 1991, IRPAC provides recommendations to IRS leadership on a wide range of information reporting and administration issues. The committee presents a report to the Commissioner of the IRS each year at a public meeting.
In order to effectively advise the Commissioner and IRS executives, members are drawn from diverse backgrounds. Members include representatives of the taxpaying public, the tax professional community, small and large businesses, colleges and universities, state tax administrations and the payroll community.
IRPAC is comprised of up to 23 members, who are appointed to three-year terms by the Commissioner. Each year, approximately one-third of the membership terms expire. Nominations are currently being accepted for up to seven appointments that begin in January 2006.
Interested parties may nominate themselves and/or one other qualified person for membership. All nominees must complete an application and federal tax background check waiver form. In addition, FBI and––if applicable––practitioner background checks are required of all nominees.
More information, including application packages, is available on the Tax Professional’s Page on IRS.gov, the IRS Web site. Questions about the nomination process can be sent to the following e-mail address: *firstname.lastname@example.org.