IR-2018-192, September 25, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has selected two new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).
Established in 1998, the ETAAC is a public forum for the discussion of issues in electronic tax administration. Its aim is to prevent identity theft and refund fraud in support of paperless filing of tax and information returns. ETAAC members work closely with the Security Summit, a joint effort of the IRS, state tax administrators and tax software industry to fight identity theft and refund fraud.
Committee members include state tax officials, consumer advocates, cybersecurity and information security specialists, tax preparers and tax software developers and representatives of the payroll and financial communities.
The following people have been appointed to serve three-year terms on the committee beginning in 2018:
Lynnette T. Riley
Riley was appointed the Georgia State Revenue Commissioner in January 2015. Riley comes to the Department of Revenue most recently from the Georgia General Assembly, where she served four years in office as the House District 50 (Johns Creek) Representative. While in the General Assembly, she was a member of the Ways and Means, Natural Resources and Environment, Retirement and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Oversight committees, was the Fulton County House Delegation Chair and a floor leader. Commissioner Riley currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Federation of Tax Administrators, the Southeast Association of Tax Administrators, and Senior Executive Board of the Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Information Sharing & Analysis Center.
Salo has over 25 years of experience in the tax industry, initially in tax preparation and later in tax software development. Recently, Salo has turned his focus to identity theft and tax refund fraud. He is active with the IRS, state tax agencies and tax industry members in the Security Summit, where he is a co-lead for the Tax Professional Working Group. Salo also serves as the vice chairman of the board of directors of CERCA, an association of tax industry firms that supports electronic filing. Salo earned his MBA from the University of Michigan and has bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Finance from Oakland University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.