Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC); Nominations, 21709-21710 [2013-08411]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 70 / Thursday, April 11, 2013 / Notices copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Martha R. Brinson at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622– 3869, or through the Internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Publication 1345, Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers. OMB Number: 1545–1708. Form Number: 1345. Abstract: Publication 1345 informs those who participate in the IRS e-file Program for Individual Income Tax Returns of their obligations to the Internal Revenue Service, taxpayers, and other participants. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the publication at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 hours, 18 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,023,762. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Apr 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: March 14, 2013. Yvette Lawrence, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–08421 Filed 4–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 89–61 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Imported Substances; Rules for Filing a Petition. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 10, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be directed to Martha R. Brinson, at (202) 622–3869, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Imported Substances; Rules for Filing a Petition. OMB Number: 1545–1117. Notice Number: Notice 89–61. Abstract: Section 4671 of the Internal Revenue Code imposes a tax on the sale or use of certain imported taxable substances by the importer. Code section 4672 provides an initial list of taxable substances and provides that importers and exporters may petition the Secretary of the Treasury to modify the list. Notice 89–61 sets forth the procedures to be followed in petitioning the Secretary. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the notice at this time. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21709 Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: March 14, 2013. Yvette Lawrence, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–08423 Filed 4–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC); Nominations Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury. ACTION: Request for Applications. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requests applications of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 21710 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 70 / Thursday, April 11, 2013 / Notices individuals to be considered for selection as members of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (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 and dealings with the particular tax segment or segments of the community that the applicant wishes to represent on the council. Applications will be accepted for current vacancies from qualified individuals and from professional and public interest groups that wish to have representatives on the IRSAC. The IRSAC is comprised of no more than thirty-five (35) appointed members; approximately 11 of these appointments will expire in December 2013. It is important that the IRSAC continue to represent a diverse taxpayer and stakeholder base. Accordingly, to maintain membership diversity, selection is based on the applicant’s qualifications as well as areas of expertise, geographic diversity, major stakeholder representation and customer segments. The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss relevant tax administration issues. The council advises the IRS on issues that have a substantive effect on federal tax administration. As an advisory body designed to focus on broad policy matters, the IRSAC reviews existing tax policy and/or recommends policies with respect to emerging tax administration issues. The IRSAC suggests operational improvements, offers constructive observations regarding current or proposed IRS policies, programs, and procedures, and advises the IRS with respect to issues having substantive effect on federal tax administration. DATES: Written applications will be accepted from May 1, 2013 through June 14, 2013. ADDRESSES: Applications should be sent to National Public Liaison, CL:NPL:P, Room 7559 IR, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, Attn: Lorenza Wilds; or by email: publicliaison@irs.gov. Applications may be submitted by mail to the address above or faxed to 202–927–4123. Application packages are available on the Tax Professional’s Page, which is located on the IRS Internet Web site at http://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lorenza Wilds, 202–622–6440 (not a toll-free number). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Apr 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 IRSAC was authorized under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, the first Advisory Group to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue—or the Commissioner’s Advisory Group (‘‘CAG’’)—was established in 1953 as a ‘‘national policy and/or issue advisory committee.’’ Renamed in 1998, the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) reflects the agencywide scope of its focus as an advisory body to the entire agency. The IRSAC’s primary purpose is to provide an organized public forum for senior IRS executives and representatives of the public to discuss relevant tax administration issues. Conveying the public’s perception of IRS activities, the IRSAC is comprised of individuals who bring substantial, disparate experience and diverse backgrounds on the Council’s activities. Membership is balanced to include representation from the taxpaying public, the tax professional community, small and large businesses, international, wage and investment taxpayers and the knowledge of Circular 230. IRSAC members are nominated by the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service with the concurrence of the Secretary of the Treasury to serve a three year term. There are four subcommittees of IRSAC, the (Small Business/Self Employed (SB/SE); Large Business and International (LB&I); Wage & Investment (W&I); and the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). Members are not paid for their services. However, travel expenses for working sessions, public meetings and orientation sessions, such as airfare, per diem, and transportation to and from airports, train stations, etc., are reimbursed within prescribed federal travel limitations. An acknowledgment of receipt will be sent to all applicants. In accordance with the Department of Treasury Directive 21–03, a clearance process including, annual tax checks, and a practitioner check with the Office of Professional Responsibility will be conducted. In addition, all applicants deemed ‘‘best qualified’’ will have to undergo a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint check. Federally-registered lobbyists cannot be members of the IRSAC. Equal opportunity practices will be followed for all appointments to the IRSAC in accordance with the Department of Treasury and IRS policies. The IRS has special interest in assuring that women and men, members of all races and national origins, and individuals with disabilities are SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 adequately represented on advisory committees: and therefore, extends particular encouragement to nominations from such appropriately qualified candidates. Dated: April 4, 2013. Candice Cromling, Director, National Public Liaison. [FR Doc. 2013–08411 Filed 4–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0593] Proposed Information Collection (Caution to Bidders—Bid Envelopes) Activity: Comment Request Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OA&L), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to identify bid envelopes from other mail parcels. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 10, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Sylvester Rainey, Office of Acquisition and Logistics (003A2A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; or email: sylvester.rainey@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0593’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sylvester Rainey at (202) 632–5339 or Fax at (202) 343–1434. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC); Nominations

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury.

ACTION: Request for Applications.

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SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requests applications of

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individuals to be considered for selection as members of the Internal 
Revenue Service Advisory Council (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 and dealings with the 
particular tax segment or segments of the community that the applicant 
wishes to represent on the council. Applications will be accepted for 
current vacancies from qualified individuals and from professional and 
public interest groups that wish to have representatives on the IRSAC. 
The IRSAC is comprised of no more than thirty-five (35) appointed 
members; approximately 11 of these appointments will expire in December 
2013. It is important that the IRSAC continue to represent a diverse 
taxpayer and stakeholder base. Accordingly, to maintain membership 
diversity, selection is based on the applicant's qualifications as well 
as areas of expertise, geographic diversity, major stakeholder 
representation and customer segments.
    The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) provides an 
organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the 
public to discuss relevant tax administration issues. The council 
advises the IRS on issues that have a substantive effect on federal tax 
administration. As an advisory body designed to focus on broad policy 
matters, the IRSAC reviews existing tax policy and/or recommends 
policies with respect to emerging tax administration issues. The IRSAC 
suggests operational improvements, offers constructive observations 
regarding current or proposed IRS policies, programs, and procedures, 
and advises the IRS with respect to issues having substantive effect on 
federal tax administration.

DATES: Written applications will be accepted from May 1, 2013 through 
June 14, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Applications should be sent to National Public Liaison, 
CL:NPL:P, Room 7559 IR, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20224, Attn: Lorenza Wilds; or by email: publicliaison@irs.gov. 
Applications may be submitted by mail to the address above or faxed to 
202-927-4123. Application packages are available on the Tax 
Professional's Page, which is located on the IRS Internet Web site at 
http://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lorenza Wilds, 202-622-6440 (not a 
toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: IRSAC was authorized under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, the first Advisory Group to 
the Commissioner of Internal Revenue--or the Commissioner's Advisory 
Group (``CAG'')--was established in 1953 as a ``national policy and/or 
issue advisory committee.'' Renamed in 1998, the Internal Revenue 
Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) reflects the agency-wide scope of its 
focus as an advisory body to the entire agency. The IRSAC's primary 
purpose is to provide an organized public forum for senior IRS 
executives and representatives of the public to discuss relevant tax 
administration issues.
    Conveying the public's perception of IRS activities, the IRSAC is 
comprised of individuals who bring substantial, disparate experience 
and diverse backgrounds on the Council's activities. Membership is 
balanced to include representation from the taxpaying public, the tax 
professional community, small and large businesses, international, wage 
and investment taxpayers and the knowledge of Circular 230.
    IRSAC members are nominated by the Commissioner of the Internal 
Revenue Service with the concurrence of the Secretary of the Treasury 
to serve a three year term. There are four subcommittees of IRSAC, the 
(Small Business/Self Employed (SB/SE); Large Business and International 
(LB&I); Wage & Investment (W&I); and the Office of Professional 
Responsibility (OPR).
    Members are not paid for their services. However, travel expenses 
for working sessions, public meetings and orientation sessions, such as 
airfare, per diem, and transportation to and from airports, train 
stations, etc., are reimbursed within prescribed federal travel 
limitations.
    An acknowledgment of receipt will be sent to all applicants. In 
accordance with the Department of Treasury Directive 21-03, a clearance 
process including, annual tax checks, and a practitioner check with the 
Office of Professional Responsibility will be conducted. In addition, 
all applicants deemed ``best qualified'' will have to undergo a Federal 
Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint check. Federally-registered 
lobbyists cannot be members of the IRSAC.
    Equal opportunity practices will be followed for all appointments 
to the IRSAC in accordance with the Department of Treasury and IRS 
policies. The IRS has special interest in assuring that women and men, 
members of all races and national origins, and individuals with 
disabilities are adequately represented on advisory committees: and 
therefore, extends particular encouragement to nominations from such 
appropriately qualified candidates.

    Dated: April 4, 2013.
Candice Cromling,
Director, National Public Liaison.
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