Tax Return Preparer Review Public Forum: September 2, 2009


On September 2, 2009, the IRS held a public forum on the Tax Return Preparer Review featuring federal and state officials. The discussion was moderated by Doug Shulman (Commissioner), Karen L. Hawkins (Director, Office of Professional Responsibility), and Mark Ernst (Deputy Commissioner, Operations Support). Written statements and bios from each of the panelists can be found below.

*NEW* Transcript of the September 2, 2009 Public Forum.

Government Accountability Office - Michael Brostek, Director, Strategic Issues

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration - Mike McKenney, Assistant Inspector General for Audit

Oregon State Board of Tax Practitioners - Ron A. Wagner, Executive Director

California Franchise Tax Board - Ruth Moore, Manager, Fraud and Discovery Section, Filing Compliance Bureau

California Tax Education Council - Celeste Heritage, Vice President of Advocation

Comptroller of Maryland Revenue Administration Division - Wallace Eddleman, Assistant Director-Legal

New York Department of Taxation and Finance - Jamie Woodward, Acting Commissioner

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