WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service is requesting membership nominations for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), a federal advisory committee that provides recommendations to the IRS on various tax administration issues.
Members are appointed to three-year terms, but terms are staggered so that approximately one-third of the committee membership changes each year. Nominations are currently being accepted for up to seven appointments that will begin in January 2018.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 21, 2017.
IRPAC members are drawn from diverse backgrounds. Members represent the taxpaying public, tax professional community, small and large businesses, colleges and universities, state tax administrations, banks, insurance companies, foreign financial institutions, and the software and payroll industries.
IRPAC presents a report to the IRS Commissioner at a public meeting each fall that includes recommendations to improve the information reporting program.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of IRPAC may self-nominate or be nominated by a professional organization. All nominees must complete an application.
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