IRS Seeks Applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council 2012


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IR-2012-51, May 4, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it is accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC), which provides a public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss relevant federal tax administration issues.

"Recommendations from IRSAC members assist the IRS in a wide range of administrative and strategic decisions," said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman.

Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2012. IRSAC is comprised of up to 35 members, who are appointed to three-year terms by the Commissioner. Applications are currently being accepted for approximately seven appointments that will begin in January 2013.

IRSAC members submit a report to the IRS Commissioner annually at a public meeting in the fall.

Nominations of qualified individuals may come from individuals or organizations. IRSAC members are drawn from substantially diverse backgrounds. Membership is balanced to include representation from the tax professional community, including but not limited to: tax attorneys, certified public accountants, enrolled agents, appraisers, and the business community.  Federally registered lobbyists cannot be members of IRSAC. 

Nominations should describe and document the proposed member’s qualification for IRSAC membership, including the applicant’s knowledge of Circular 230 regulations and the applicant’s past or current affiliations, as well as dealings with the particular tax segment or segments of the community that the applicant wishes to represent on the council. 

More information, including application forms, are available on the Tax Professional’s Page on, the official IRS Web site. Questions about the application process can be sent to the following e-mail address:  *

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