Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC)

 

Minutes of March 17 Meeting

The public is invited to review minutes PDF of the ETAAC public meeting on March 17, 2021, during which members discussed issues to be included in the Committee’s upcoming annual report. (Posted April 27, 2021)

Annual Meeting

During a public meeting on June 24, 2020, the ETAAC presented its 2020 Annual Report to Congress PDF. The report included 16 recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service. Please review the minutes PDF and transcript PDF. The ETAAC will present its next Annual Report to Congress on June 23, 2021. Details to be announced here and in the Federal Register. (Posted April 27, 2021)

Background

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. ETAAC members convey public perceptions of IRS electronic tax administration activities, offer constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs and procedures, and suggest improvements.

Mission and Composition

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.

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.