May 1st 2013
The IRS announced May 1, 2013, it is accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). Applications will be accepted through June 14, 2013.
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IRSAC's purpose is to provide an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss relevant federal tax administration issues. IRSAC members submit a report to the IRS Commissioner annually at a public meeting in the fall.
IRSAC is comprised of up to thirty-five members, who are appointed to three-year terms by the Commissioner. Applications are currently being accepted for approximately eleven appointments that will begin in January 2014.
Nominations of qualified individuals may come from individuals or organizations. IRSAC members are drawn from substantially diverse backgrounds. Membership is balanced to include representation from the tax professional community, including but not limited to: tax attorneys, certified public accountants, enrolled agents, appraisers, and the business community.
Federally registered lobbyists cannot be members of IRSAC.
Nominations should describe and document the proposed member's qualification for IRSAC membership, including the applicant's knowledge of Circular 230 regulations and the applicant's past or current affiliations, as well as dealings with the particular tax segment or segments of the community that the applicant wishes to represent on the council.
More information and application forms are available on the Tax Professionals page on IRS.gov. Questions about the application process can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.