Open Season for Membership - Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council

The Internal Revenue Service is seeking approximately 14 new members to serve on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) for three-year terms beginning January 2020.

About IRSAC:

The IRSAC serves as an advisory body to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and provides an organized public forum for discussion of relevant tax administration issues between IRS officials and representatives of the public. The IRSAC proposes enhancements to IRS operations, recommends administrative and policy changes to improve taxpayer service, compliance and tax administration, discusses relevant information reporting issues, addresses matters concerning tax-exempt and government entities and conveys the public’s perception of professional standards and best practices for tax professionals. A report (PDF) 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?

IRSAC members are drawn from substantially diverse backgrounds representing a cross-section of the taxpaying public with substantial, disparate experience.

Nominations of qualified individuals may come from individuals or organizations. They should describe and document the proposed member’s qualifications for IRSAC.

In particular, the IRSAC is seeking applicants with knowledge and background in one of the following areas:

Large Business & International

  • International tax expertise
  • Experience as a certified public accountant working in or for a large, sophisticated organization
  • Experience working in-house at a major firm dealing with complex organizations

Small Business & Self-Employed

  • Experience with online or digital businesses
  • Experience with audit representation
  • Experience educating on tax issues and topics
  • Knowledge of passthrough entities
  • Knowledge of fiduciary tax – trusts and estates

Tax Exempt & Government Entities

  • Experience in tax exempt bonds
  • Experience in employment tax and federal, state, local or Indian tribal governments

Wage & Investment

  • Tax software and software industry experience
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly experience
  • Experience marketing and applying industry benchmarks to operations
  • Background in information technology financial services, with knowledge of technology innovations in public and private customer service sectors
  • Experience with S-corporations and partnership information returns

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted through June 10, 2019. 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. A clearance process, including annual tax checks and a practitioner check with the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, will be conducted. In addition, all applicants deemed “Best Qualified” shall undergo a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint check. 

Applicants must complete and submit the following:

Complete applications must be received on or before June 10, 2019; email to or fax to 855-811-8021.

For additional information, please email