[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 65 (Wednesday, April 4, 2012)]
[Page 20489]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8004]



Internal Revenue Service

Open Season for Membership to the Electronic Tax Administration 
Advisory Committee (ETAAC)

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Request for Nominations and Applications.


SUMMARY: The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) 
was established to provide continued input into the development and 
implementation of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) strategy for 
electronic tax administration. The ETAAC provides an organized public 
forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues 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 the public's perception of IRS electronic tax 
administration activities, offer constructive observations about 
current or proposed policies, programs, and procedures, and suggest 
improvements. Members of the ETAAC may not be federally registered 
lobbyists. This document seeks applicants for selection as committee 
    The Director, Return Preparer Office (RPO) will assure that the 
size and organizational representation of the ETAAC obtains balanced 
membership and includes representatives from various groups including: 
(1) Tax practitioners and preparers, (2) transmitters of electronic 
returns, (3) tax software developers, (4) large and small business, (5) 
employers and payroll service providers, (6) individual taxpayers, (7) 
financial industry (payers, payment options and best practices), (8) 
system integrators (technology providers), (9) academic (marketing, 
sales or technical perspectives), (10) trusts and estates, (11) tax 
exempt organizations, and (12) state and local governments. We are 
soliciting applicants from professional and public interest groups. 
Members will serve a three-year term on the ETAAC to allow for a 
rotation in membership which ensures that different perspectives are 
represented. All travel expenses within government guidelines will be 
reimbursed. Potential candidates must pass an IRS tax compliance check 
and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background investigation.

DATES: The complete application package must be received no later than 
Thursday, May 24, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Completed applications should be submitted using one of the 
following methods:
     Email: Send to [email protected].
     Mail: Send to Internal Revenue Service, Return Preparer 
Office, SE:RPO 5000 Ellin Road (M/Stop C4-470, Attn: ETAAC Analyst (C4-
213), Lanham, Maryland 20706.
     Fax: Send via facsimile to (202) 283-2845 (not a toll-free 
    An application can be obtained by sending an email to [email protected] 
or calling (202) 283-2178 (not a toll-free number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cassandra Daniels, (202) 283-2178 or 
send an email to [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 returns. This activity is 
based on the authority to administer the Internal Revenue laws 
conferred upon the Secretary of the Treasury by section 7801 of the 
Internal Revenue Code and delegated to the Commissioner of the Internal 
Revenue under section 7803 of the Internal Revenue Code. The ETAAC will 
research, analyze, consider, and make recommendations on a wide range 
of electronic tax administration issues and will provide input into the 
development of the strategic plan for electronic tax administration.
    Applicants should describe and document their qualifications for 
membership to the Committee. Equal opportunity practices will be 
followed in all appointments to the Committee. To ensure that the 
recommendations of the Committee have taken into account the needs of 
the diverse groups served by the Department, membership will include, 
to the extent practicable, individuals, with demonstrated ability to 
represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The 
Secretary of Treasury will review the recommended candidates and make 
final selections.

    Dated: March 28, 2012.
Diane Fox,
Director, Relationship Management Branch.
[FR Doc. 2012-8004 Filed 4-3-12; 8:45 am]