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. 

Latest news

  • June Public Meeting – The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee held a public meeting on June 26, 2024 to present the 2024 ETAAC Public Report to the IRS.

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.


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.

Prior year ETAAC reports (Publication 3415) from 2007 are available online.

The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee holds multiple public meetings each year to discuss topics that may be recommended for inclusion in future reports of the Committee. These public meetings are announced on the Federal Register ahead of time, and the public is invited to review the minutes of each of these public meetings.

Date Federal Register notices Minutes/transcripts
March 20, 2024 2024-02726 3/20/2024 minutes PDF
January 10, 2024 2023-26941 1/10/2024 minutes PDF
November 15, 2023 2023-22281 11/15/2023 minutes PDF
June 28, 2023 – end of term 2023-11563

6/28/2023 end of term minutes PDF

6/28/2023 transcript PDF

March 22, 2023 2023-03594 3/22/2023 minutes PDF
January 11, 2023 2022-26951 1/11/2023 minutes PDF
November 3, 2022 2022-23173 11/3/2022 minutes PDF
June 29, 2022 – end of term 2022-12705

6/29/2022 end of term minutes PDF

6/29/2022 transcript PDF

March 23, 2022 2022-04992 3/23/2022 minutes PDF
January 5, 2022 2021-27342 1/5/2022 minutes PDF
November 3, 2021 2021-22658 11/3/2021 minutes PDF
June 23, 2021 – end of term 2021-11913

6/23/2021 end of term minutes PDF

6/23/2021 transcript PDF

March 17, 2021 2021-04080 3/17/2021 minutes PDF
June 24, 2020 – end of term 2020-12265

6/24/2020 end of term minutes PDF

6/24/2020 transcript PDF

June 19, 2019 – end of term 2019-11294 6/19/2019 transcript PDF
June 27, 2018 – end of term 2018-12207 6/27/2018 transcript PDF
June 28, 2017 – end of term 2017-12215 6/28/2017 transcript PDF
June 21, 2016 – end of term 2016-13002 6/21/2016 transcript PDF
June 25, 2015 – end of term 2015-14682 6/25/2015 transcript PDF

Open season for ETAAC membership

The IRS is not currently accepting nominations for ETAAC membership. Members serve a three-year term, the next membership cycle beginning in September 2024. 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.

ETAAC members meet in Washington, D.C., approximately five times a year for two-day sessions. All travel expenses within government guidelines will be reimbursed. Members must pass an IRS tax compliance check and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint check. Members are not paid for their services. The next ETAAC new membership open season is expected to begin in December 2024.

For additional information, please email publicliaison@irs.gov