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Open Season for Membership - Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council

The Internal Revenue Service is seeking approximately nine new members to serve on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) for three-year terms beginning January 2018.

About IRSAC:

IRSAC provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss relevant issues in tax administration. The IRSAC suggests operational improvements, offers constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs and procedures, and advises the IRS on particular issues having substantive effect on federal tax administration. A report is presented to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue each year at a public meeting.

IRSAC members gather in Washington, DC, for approximately five two-day sessions per year. Members are not paid for their services. However, travel expenses for orientation sessions, working sessions, and public meetings (such as airfare, per diem and ground transportation) are reimbursed within prescribed federal travel limitations.

Learn more about the IRSAC:

Who can apply?

Applicants must have a strong tax or business background, excellent communication skills, practical tax administration experience and knowledge, and the ability to interact in a diverse environment. When completing their applications, applicants should describe and document their qualifications for membership, including:

  • the applicant's knowledge of Treasury Circular 230 regulations;
  • ability to apply tax law knowledge in the resolution of complex tax issues;
  • digital industry experience to include online services for tax professionals;
  • experience working with software developers on tax-related applications, financial applications, software development and user experience design; and
  • dealings with a particular tax segment of the community that he/she wishes to represent on the Council.

Nominations will be accepted for current vacancies from qualified individuals and from professional and public interest groups that wish to have representatives on the IRSAC.

How to Apply:

Nominations will be accepted from April 27 through June 16, 2017, for approximately nine appointments that will begin in January 2018. It is important the IRSAC continues to represent a diverse taxpayer and stakeholder base. Accordingly, selections will be based on the applicant qualifications and areas of expertise. Tax and practitioner background checks will be required of all applicants. In addition, a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) check will be conducted for applicants deemed “Best Qualified.”

Applicants must complete and submit the following:


Nominations must be postmarked or faxed on or before June 16, 2017. Applications should be submitted to:

Anna Millikan
IRS National Public Liaison Office
CL:NPL:P, Room 7559
1111 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20224
Attn: IRSAC Nominations

Applications may also be submitted via fax to 855-811-8021.

For additional information, please e-mail

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 26-Apr-2017