[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 41 (Monday, March 3, 2014)]
[Page 11877]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04372]



Internal Revenue Service

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

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Request for nominations and applications.


SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requests nominations for 
individuals to be considered for membership on the ETAAC. Nominations 
may be received from individuals and outside groups that wish to have 
representatives on the ETAAC. Nominations should describe the 
candidate's qualifications for ETAAC membership. Submittal of an 
application and resume is required.
    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.
    The IRS seeks a diverse group of individuals to represent 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 or technology providers, (9) 
academic (marketing, sales or technical perspectives), (10) trusts and 
estates, (11) tax exempt organizations, and (12) state and local 
    This is a volunteer position and members will serve a three-year 
term on the ETAAC to allow for a rotation in membership which ensures 
that different perspectives are represented. 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. Members of the ETAAC may not be 
federally registered lobbyists.

DATES: The complete application package must be received no later than 
Monday, April 21, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Applications should be sent to Internal Revenue Service, 
5000 Ellin Road (M/Stop C4-470, Attn: ETAAC Analyst (C4-213), 
SE:WE:CAS:SP:IS Lanham, Maryland 20706, by email: [email protected] or by 
fax to (240) 613-6155 (not a toll-free number). An application can be 
obtained by sending an email to [email protected] or calling (240) 613-6155 
(not a toll-free number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cassandra Daniels, (240) 613-6155 or 
send an email to [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The establishment and operation of the 
Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) is required by 
the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 
(RRA'98), Title II, Section 2001 (b) (2). ETAAC follows a charter in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The ETAAC provides continued input into the 
development and implementation of the IRS's strategy for electronic tax 
administration. 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. Members will provide an annual report to 
Congress by June 30th.
    Applicants must complete the application, which includes describing 
and documenting your qualifications for membership to the Committee. 
Submit a short (one or two page) statement, including recent examples, 
addressing your specific skills and qualifications as they relate to 
the following: (1) E-filing employment tax and information returns; (2) 
Developing mobile or web applications, including understanding and 
designing for the customer experience; (3) Developing software product 
lines for small and midsized businesses; (4) Producing or processing 
large volumes of Form 1099; (5) Thinking and planning strategically in 
order to collaborate on issues and ideas in electronic tax 
administration; (6) Communicating (oral and written) issues and 
recommendations; (7) Working cooperatively across industry or business 
lines to achieve mutually acceptable solutions and recommendations; (8) 
Interacting effectively with a variety of personalities and backgrounds 
to achieve consensus often in a virtual environment; and (9) Adopting 
an IRS-centered mindset separate from personal or business-related 
perspectives that will benefit all taxpaying citizens. An 
acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to all applicants.
    Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all appointments to 
the ETAAC in accordance with Department of Treasury and IRS policies. 
The IRS has a special interest in assuring that women and men, members 
of all races and national origins, and individuals with disabilities 
have an opportunity to serve on advisory committees: And therefore, 
extends particular encouragement to nominations from such appropriately 
qualified individuals.

    Dated: February 19, 2014.
Diane L. Fox,
Manager, Industry Stakeholder Engagement and Strategy.
[FR Doc. 2014-04372 Filed 2-28-14; 8:45 am]