Los Angeles Tax Attorney – The Internal Revenue Service is requesting membership nominations from Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose and Oakland area tax attorneys and tax advisors for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee. The deadline for submitting applications to the IRS is May 30, 2008.
Established in 1991, IRS’ Adivsory Committee provides recommendations to IRS leadership on a wide range of information reporting and administration issues. The committee presents a report to the IRS commissioner each year at a public meeting in the fall.
In order to effectively advise the IRS commissioner and executives, members are drawn from substantially diverse backgrounds. Members include representatives of the taxpaying public, the tax professional community, small and large businesses, colleges and universities, state tax administrations, banks, insurance, foreign financial institutions and the payroll community.
“IRPAC plays an important role in the nation’s tax system,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “The group’s broad knowledge of information reporting is invaluable to our tax administration efforts.”
IRPAC is comprised of up to 35 members who are appointed to three-year terms by the commissioner. Each year, approximately one-third of the membership terms expire. Nominations are currently being accepted for up to six appointments that begin January 2009.
Interested parties may nominate themselves or a qualified person for membership. All nominees must complete an application and federal tax check waiver form. In addition, FBI background checks using fingerprints and, if applicable, practitioner checks are required of all nominees.