Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, 10875-10876 [2014-04216]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2014 / Notices that a meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee will be held Monday, March 24, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Notification of intent to participate must be made with Timothy Shepard. For more information please contact Mr. Shepard at 1–888–912–1227 or 206–220–6095, or write TAP Office, 915 2nd Avenue, MS W–406, Seattle, WA 98174, or contact us at the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include a discussion on various letters, and other issues related to written communications from the IRS. consideration. Notification of intent to participate must be made with Donna Powers. For more information please contact Ms. Powers at 1–888–912–1227 or (954) 423–7977 or write: TAP Office, 1000 S. Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 33324 or contact us at the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various committee issues for submission to the IRS and other TAP related topics. Public input is welcomed. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY SUMMARY: Internal Revenue Service SUMMARY: An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meetings will be held Thursday, March 20 and Friday March 21, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Powers at 1–888–912–1227 or (954) 423–7977. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, March 21, 2014, from 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Feb 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 Internal Revenue Service Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Treasury. ACTION: Notice. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. BILLING CODE 4830–01–P BILLING CODE 4830–01–P AGENCY: AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2014–04215 Filed 2–25–14; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2014–04213 Filed 2–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee Dated: February 20, 2014. Otis Simpson, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee [FR Doc. 2014–04214 Filed 2–25–14; 8:45 am] Publications and public input is welcomed. Dated: February 20, 2014. Otis Simpson, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. Internal Revenue Service Dated: February 20, 2014. Otis Simpson, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. 10875 An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, March 24, 2014 and Tuesday, March 25, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trena Derricott at 1–888–912–1227 or 801–620–3035 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee will be held Monday, March 24, 2014, from 1:00p.m. to 4:30p.m. and Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Notification of intent to participate must be made with Ms. Derricott. For more information please contact Ms. Derricott at 1–888–912– 1227 or 801–620–3035, or write TAP Office, Arka Monterey Park Building, 1973 North Rulon White Blvd., Ogden, UT 84404–5402 or contact us at the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org. The committee will be discussing various issues related to Tax Forms and PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Members. DATES: March 7, 2014, through April 11, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila Andrews at 317–685–7596 (not a toll-free call). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service are inviting individuals to help improve the nation’s tax agency by applying to be members of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. The mission of the TAP is to listen to taxpayers, identify issues that affect taxpayers, and make suggestions for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction. The TAP serves as an advisory body to the Secretary of the Treasury, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and the National Taxpayer Advocate. Taxpayer Advocacy Panel members will participate in subcommittees that channel their feedback to the IRS through the Panel’s parent committee. The IRS is seeking applicants who have an interest in good government, a personal commitment to volunteer approximately 200 to 300 hours a year, and a desire to help improve IRS customer service. To the extent possible, the TAP Director will ensure that TAP membership is balanced and represents a cross-section of the taxpaying public with at least one member from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In addition, the TAP is seeking to include at least one member representing international taxpayers. For these purposes, ‘‘international taxpayers’’ are broadly defined to include U.S. citizens working, living, or doing business abroad or in a U.S. territory. Potential candidates must be U.S. citizens and must pass an IRS tax compliance check and a Federal Bureau E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 10876 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2014 / Notices of Investigation background investigation. Federally-registered lobbyists cannot be members of the TAP. Taxpayer Advocacy Panel members are a diverse group of citizens who represent the interests of taxpayers from their respective geographic locations by providing feedback from a taxpayer’s perspective on ways to improve IRS customer service and administration of the federal tax system, and by identifying grassroots taxpayer issues. Members should have good communications skills and be able to speak to taxpayers about the TAP and TAP activities, while clearly distinguishing between TAP positions and their personal viewpoints. Interested applicants should visit the TAP Web site at www.improveirs.org to complete the on-line application or call the TAP toll-free number, 1–888–912– 1227, if they have questions about TAP membership. The opening date for submitting applications is February 7, 2014, and the deadline for submitting applications is April 11, 2014. Interviews may be held. The Department of the Treasury will review the recommended candidates and make final selections. New TAP members will serve a three-year term starting in December 2014. (Note: Highly-ranked applicants not selected as members may be placed on a roster of alternates who will be eligible to fill future vacancies that may occur on the Panel.) Questions regarding the selection of TAP members may be directed to Sheila Andrews, Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., TA:TAP Room 1509, Washington, DC 20224, or 317–685–7596 (not a toll-free call). Dated: February 20, 2014. Otis Simpson, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2014–04216 Filed 2–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0546] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection (Gravesite Reservation Survey (2 Year)) Activity Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Feb 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0546’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 7492 or email crystal.rennie@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0546.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Gravesite Reservation Survey (2 Year), VA Form 40–40. OMB Control Number: 2900–0546. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form Letter 40–40 is sent biennially to individuals holding gravesite set-asides to ascertain their wish to retain the set-aside, or relinquish it. Gravesite reservation surveys are necessary as some holders become ineligible, are buried elsewhere, or simply wish to cancel a gravesite setaside. The survey is conducted to assure that gravesite set-asides do not go unused. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on November 15, 2013, at page 68909. Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for profit. Estimated Annual Burden: 2,750. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: Biennially. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,500. Dated: February 20, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–04060 Filed 2–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Clinical Science Research and Development Service Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that the Clinical Science Research and Development Service Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee will hold a meeting on March 13, 2014, at the American Association of Airport Executives, 601 Madison Street, Alexandria, VA. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. The Committee advises the Chief Research and Development Officer through the Director of the Clinical Science Research and Development Service on the relevance and feasibility of proposed projects and the scientific validity and propriety of technical details, including protection of human subjects. The session will be open to the public for approximately 30 minutes at the start of the meeting for the discussion of administrative matters and the general status of the program. The remaining portion of the meeting will be closed to the public for the Committee’s review, discussion, and evaluation of research and development applications. During the closed portion of the meeting, discussions and recommendations will deal with qualifications of personnel conducting the studies, staff and consultant critiques of research proposals and similar documents, and the medical records of patients who are study subjects, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. As provided by section 10(d) of Public Law 92–463, as amended, closing portions of this meeting is in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (c)(9)(B). The Committee will not accept oral comments from the public for the open portion of the meeting. Those who plan to attend or wish additional information should contact Dr. Grant Huang, Acting Director, Cooperative Studies Program (10P9CS), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 443– E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 38 (Wednesday, February 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10875-10876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04216]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy 
Panel (TAP) Members.

DATES: March 7, 2014, through April 11, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila Andrews at 317-685-7596 (not a 
toll-free call).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Department 
of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service are inviting 
individuals to help improve the nation's tax agency by applying to be 
members of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. The mission of the TAP is to 
listen to taxpayers, identify issues that affect taxpayers, and make 
suggestions for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction. The 
TAP serves as an advisory body to the Secretary of the Treasury, the 
Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and the National Taxpayer Advocate. 
Taxpayer Advocacy Panel members will participate in subcommittees that 
channel their feedback to the IRS through the Panel's parent committee.
    The IRS is seeking applicants who have an interest in good 
government, a personal commitment to volunteer approximately 200 to 300 
hours a year, and a desire to help improve IRS customer service. To the 
extent possible, the TAP Director will ensure that TAP membership is 
balanced and represents a cross-section of the taxpaying public with at 
least one member from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto 
Rico. In addition, the TAP is seeking to include at least one member 
representing international taxpayers. For these purposes, 
``international taxpayers'' are broadly defined to include U.S. 
citizens working, living, or doing business abroad or in a U.S. 
territory. Potential candidates must be U.S. citizens and must pass an 
IRS tax compliance check and a Federal Bureau

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of Investigation background investigation. Federally-registered 
lobbyists cannot be members of the TAP.
    Taxpayer Advocacy Panel members are a diverse group of citizens who 
represent the interests of taxpayers from their respective geographic 
locations by providing feedback from a taxpayer's perspective on ways 
to improve IRS customer service and administration of the federal tax 
system, and by identifying grassroots taxpayer issues. Members should 
have good communications skills and be able to speak to taxpayers about 
the TAP and TAP activities, while clearly distinguishing between TAP 
positions and their personal viewpoints.
    Interested applicants should visit the TAP Web site at 
www.improveirs.org to complete the on-line application or call the TAP 
toll-free number, 1-888-912-1227, if they have questions about TAP 
membership. The opening date for submitting applications is February 7, 
2014, and the deadline for submitting applications is April 11, 2014. 
Interviews may be held. The Department of the Treasury will review the 
recommended candidates and make final selections. New TAP members will 
serve a three-year term starting in December 2014. (Note: Highly-ranked 
applicants not selected as members may be placed on a roster of 
alternates who will be eligible to fill future vacancies that may occur 
on the Panel.)
    Questions regarding the selection of TAP members may be directed to 
Sheila Andrews, Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Internal Revenue 
Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., TA:TAP Room 1509, Washington, DC 
20224, or 317-685-7596 (not a toll-free call).

    Dated: February 20, 2014.
Otis Simpson,
Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.
[FR Doc. 2014-04216 Filed 2-25-14; 8:45 am]
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