The Internal Revenue Service announced on June 1, 2021 that it is currently accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) for terms that will begin in January 2022. Applications will be accepted through July 9, 2021. IRSAC members are appointed to three-year terms by the IRS commissioner. They also submit a report to the commissioner annually at a public meeting.
The advisory council: proposes enhancements to IRS operations, recommends administrative and policy changes to improve taxpayer service, compliance, and tax administration, discusses relevant information reporting issues, addresses matters concerning tax-exempt and government entities, and conveys the public's perception of professional standards and best practices for tax professionals.
The IRSAC has the important job of mediating and discussing relevant tax administration issues between IRS officials and representatives of the public! Members of the council are drawn from substantially diverse backgrounds to represent the diversity of the taxpaying public. Nominations of qualified individuals may come from individuals or organizations.
Applications should document the proposed member's qualifications. According to the IRS website, the IRSAC is seeking applicants with knowledge and background in some of the following areas in particular:
- Individual Wage & Investment
- Small Business & Self-Employed
- Large Business & International
- Tax Exempt & Government Entities
- Information Reporting
Applicants must be in good standing regarding their own tax obligations and demonstrate high professional and ethical standards. All applicants must complete and submit an application and pass a tax compliance and practitioner check. For those applicants deemed "Best Qualified," FBI fingerprint checks will also be required.
More information, including the application form, is available at Open Season for Membership - Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council. Follow along with our Bryson Blog for more updates about this and other IRS news!