Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC)

 

The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) was established by Congress through the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 to provide continuing public input into the development and implementation of the IRS organizational strategy for electronic tax administration. The ETAAC provides an organized public forum for discussion of issues such as prevention of identity theft and refund fraud in support of the overriding goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns. 

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ETAAC to hold public meeting March 23

The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

Contact Sean Parman at 202-317-6247 or publicliaison@irs.gov to:

  • register and receive the meeting link;
  • make an oral statement – time permitting, prior to the close of the meeting, interested persons may make oral statements germane to the Committee’s work;
  • submit written statements.

See Federal Register notice for more details.

The ETAAC will also provide an annual report to Congress on IRS progress in meeting the Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 goals for electronic filing of tax and information returns. The ETAAC researches, analyzes, considers and makes recommendations on a wide range of electronic tax administration issues such as identity theft and refund fraud and provides input into the development of the strategic plan for electronic tax administration.

ETAAC members represent various segments of the tax professional community including tax practitioners and preparers, tax software developers, large and small businesses, employers and payroll service providers, individual taxpayers and consumer advocates, the financial industry (payers, payment options and best practices), system integrators (technology providers), academia (marketing, sales, or technical perspectives), trusts and estates, tax exempt organizations, and state and local governments.

PDF Documents

ETAAC Annual Report

Each year, the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee Chairperson submits a report to Congress on IRS progress made toward achieving 80 percent goal of electronically filed tax and information returns. The committee's report also includes the status of the strategic plan for electronic tax administration, the legislative changes necessary to assist the IRS in meeting such goals and the effects of e-filing on small businesses and the self-employed.

ETAAC 2021 Annual Report to CongressPDF

February 9, 2022 — The public is invited to review minutesPDF of the ETAAC public meeting held on January 5, 2022, during which members discussed issues to be included in the Committee’s next annual report, scheduled to be issued in June 2022.

December 21, 2021 – The public is invited to review minutesPDF of the ETAAC public meeting held on November 3, 2021, during which members discussed issues to be included in the Committee’s next annual report, scheduled to be issued in June 2021.

April 9, 2021 – The public is invited to review minutesPDF of the ETAAC public meeting held on March 17, 2021, during which members discussed issues to be included in the Committee’s next annual report, scheduled to be issued in June 2021.

December 21, 2021 – Public Meeting Federal Register notice The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss topics that may be recommended for inclusion in a future report of the Committee.

October 18, 2021 – Public Meeting Federal Register notice. The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss topics that may be recommended for inclusion in a future report of the Committee.

June 8, 2021 – Public Meeting Federal Register notice. The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

March 1, 2021 – Public Meeting Federal Register notice. The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) will hold a meeting be held virtually and by teleconference on March 16 – 17, 2021 (a portion of which will be open to the public).  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss topics and questions that may be recommended for inclusion in a future report of the Committee.

Open Season for ETAAC Membership

The IRS will next accept nominations for ETAAC in winter 2022. Members will serve a three-year term to begin in September 2022. ETAAC members are drawn from substantially diverse backgrounds representing a cross-section of the taxpaying public. Nominations of qualified individuals may come from individuals or organizations. All travel expenses within government guidelines will be reimbursed. Members must pass an IRS tax compliance check and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint check.

For additional information, please email publicliaison@irs.gov.