Request for Nominations to the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee, 9701-9702 [05-3824]

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[FR Doc. 05–3695 Filed 2–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Request for Nominations to the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC), was established to provide continued input into the development and implementation of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) strategy for electronic tax administration. 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. This document seeks nominations of individuals to be considered for selection as Committee members. The Director, Electronic Tax Administration (ETA) will assure that the size and organizational representation of the ETAAC obtains balanced membership and includes E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 9702 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 38 / Monday, February 28, 2005 / Notices representatives from various groups including: (1) Tax practitioners and preparers, (2) transmitters of electronic returns, (3) tax software developers, (4) large and small businesses, (5) employers and payroll service providers, (6) individual taxpayers, (7) financial industry (payers, payment options and best practices), (8) system integrators (technology providers), (9) academic (marketing, sales or technical perspectives), (10) trusts and estates, (11) tax exempt organizations, and (12) state and local governments. We are soliciting nominations from professional and public interest groups, IRS officials, the Department of the Treasury, and Congress. Members serve a three-year term on the ETAAC to allow a change in membership. The change of members on the Committee ensures that different perspectives are represented. All travel expenses within government guidelines will be reimbursed. DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before April 29, 2005. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Kim Logan, Electronic Tax Administration, OS:CIO:I:ET:S:RM, 5000 Ellin Road (C4–226), Lanham, Maryland 20706 or by e-mail to: etaac@irs.gov. Please submit applications to the address above or via fax to 202–283–4829. However, if submitted via a facsimile or e-mail, the original application must be received by mail because the Electronic Tax Administration cannot consider an applicant nor process his/her application prior to receipt of an original signature. Application packages can be obtained by sending an e-mail to etaac@irs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Logan, (202) 283–1947 or send an e-mail to etaac@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ETAAC will provide continued input into the development and implementation of the IRS strategy for electronic tax administration. The ETAAC members will convey the public’s observations about current or proposed policies, programs, and procedures, and suggest improvements. The ETAAC will also provide an annual report to Congress on IRS progress in meeting the Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 goals for electronic filing of tax returns. This activity is based on the authority to administer the Internal Revenue laws conferred upon the VerDate jul<14>2003 16:34 Feb 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 Secretary of the Treasury by section 7802 of the Internal Revenue Code and delegated to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 38 (Monday, February 28, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9701-9702]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-3824]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Request for Nominations to the Electronic Tax Administration 
Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC), 
was established to provide continued input into the development and 
implementation of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) strategy for 
electronic tax administration. 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. This document seeks nominations of individuals to be 
considered for selection as Committee members.
    The Director, Electronic Tax Administration (ETA) will assure that 
the size and organizational representation of the ETAAC obtains 
balanced membership and includes

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representatives from various groups including: (1) Tax practitioners 
and preparers, (2) transmitters of electronic returns, (3) tax software 
developers, (4) large and small businesses, (5) employers and payroll 
service providers, (6) individual taxpayers, (7) financial industry 
(payers, payment options and best practices), (8) system integrators 
(technology providers), (9) academic (marketing, sales or technical 
perspectives), (10) trusts and estates, (11) tax exempt organizations, 
and (12) state and local governments. We are soliciting nominations 
from professional and public interest groups, IRS officials, the 
Department of the Treasury, and Congress. Members serve a three-year 
term on the ETAAC to allow a change in membership. The change of 
members on the Committee ensures that different perspectives are 
represented. All travel expenses within government guidelines will be 
reimbursed.

DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before April 29, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Kim Logan, Electronic Tax 
Administration, OS:CIO:I:ET:S:RM, 5000 Ellin Road (C4-226), Lanham, 
Maryland 20706 or by e-mail to: etaac@irs.gov. Please submit 
applications to the address above or via fax to 202-283-4829. However, 
if submitted via a facsimile or e-mail, the original application must 
be received by mail because the Electronic Tax Administration cannot 
consider an applicant nor process his/her application prior to receipt 
of an original signature. Application packages can be obtained by 
sending an e-mail to etaac@irs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Logan, (202) 283-1947 or send an 
e-mail to etaac@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ETAAC will provide continued input into 
the development and implementation of the IRS strategy for electronic 
tax administration. The ETAAC members will convey the public's 
observations about current or proposed policies, programs, and 
procedures, and suggest improvements. The ETAAC will also provide an 
annual report to Congress on IRS progress in meeting the Restructuring 
and Reform Act of 1998 goals for electronic filing of tax returns. This 
activity is based on the authority to administer the Internal Revenue 
laws conferred upon the Secretary of the Treasury by section 7802 of 
the Internal Revenue Code and delegated to the Commissioner of the 
Internal Revenue. 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.
    Nominations should describe and document the proposed member's 
qualifications for membership to the Committee. Equal opportunity 
practices will be followed in all appointments to the Committee. To 
ensure that the recommendations of the Committee have taken into 
account the needs of the diverse groups served by the Department, 
membership will include, to the extent practicable, individuals, with 
demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with 
disabilities.

    Approved: February 23, 2005.
Jo Ann N. Bass,
Director, Strategic Services Division.
[FR Doc. 05-3824 Filed 2-25-05; 8:45 am]
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