Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee, 21458 [2017-09261]

Download as PDF 21458 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 87 / Monday, May 8, 2017 / Notices obligations (filing and payment); (7) whether debarment or suspension (31 CFR part 19) applies, or whether the organization is otherwise excluded from or ineligible for a federal award; and (8) alternative funding sources available to the organization, including amounts received from other grants and contributions, and the endowment and resources of the institution sponsoring the organization. Background Section 7526 of the Internal Revenue Code authorizes the IRS, subject to the availability of appropriated funds, to award qualified organizations matching grants of up to $100,000 per year for the development, expansion, or continuation of low income taxpayer clinics. A qualified organization is one that represents low income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS and informs individuals for whom English is a second language of their taxpayer rights and responsibilities, and does not charge more than a nominal fee for its services (except for reimbursement of actual costs incurred). A clinic will be treated as representing low income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS if at least 90 percent of the taxpayers represented by the clinic have incomes that do not exceed 250 percent of the federal poverty level. In addition, the amount in controversy for the tax year to which the controversy relates generally cannot exceed the amount specified in Internal Revenue Code section 7463 (currently $50,000) for eligibility for special small tax case procedures in the United States Tax Court. The IRS may award grants to qualified organizations to fund one-year, two-year, or three-year project periods. Grant funds may be awarded for startup expenditures incurred by new clinics during the grant year. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Mission Statement Low Income Taxpayer Clinics ensure the fairness and integrity of the tax system for taxpayers who are low income or speak English as a second language by providing pro bona representation on their behalf in tax disputes with the IRS, by educating them about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers, and by identifying and advocating for issues that impact low income taxpayers. Selection Consideration Applications that pass the eligibility screening process will undergo a twotier evaluation process. Applications will be subject to both a technical VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 May 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 evaluation and a Program Office evaluation. The final funding decision is made by the National Taxpayer Advocate, unless recused. The costs of preparing and submitting an application (or a request for continued funding) are the responsibility of each applicant. Applications and requests for continued funding may be released in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. Therefore, applicants must not include any individual taxpayer information. Each application and request for continued funding will be given due consideration and the LITC Program Office will notify each applicant once funding decisions have been made. Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service. [FR Doc. 2017–09255 Filed 5–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint 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 meeting will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gretchen Swayzer at 1–888–912–1227 or 469–801–0769. 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 Joint Committee will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. For more information please contact: Gretchen Swayzer at 1– 888–912–1227 or 469–801–0769, TAP Office, 4050 Alpha Rd., Farmers Branch, TX 75244, 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: May 1, 2017. Javier Hernandez, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2017–09258 Filed 5–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of meeting. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee will conduct an open meeting and will solicit public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Billups at 1–888–912–1227 or (214) 413–6523. Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that a meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to participate must be made with Lisa Billups. For more information please contact Lisa Billups at 1–888–912–1227 or 214–413–6523, or write TAP Office, 1114 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75242–1021, or post comments to the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The committee will be discussing various issues related to the Taxpayer Assistance Centers and public input is welcomed. Dated: May 1, 2017. Javier Hernandez, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2017–09261 Filed 5–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 87 (Monday, May 8, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-09261]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance 
Center Improvements Project Committee

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center 
Improvements Project Committee will conduct an open meeting and will 
solicit public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer 
service at the Internal Revenue Service.

DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Billups at 1-888-912-1227 or 
(214) 413-6523.

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 a meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance 
Center Improvements Project Committee will be held Tuesday, June 20, 
2017, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited to make oral 
comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited 
conference lines, notification of intent to participate must be made 
with Lisa Billups. For more information please contact Lisa Billups at 
1-888-912-1227 or 214-413-6523, or write TAP Office, 1114 Commerce 
Street, Dallas, TX 75242-1021, or post comments to the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org.
    The committee will be discussing various issues related to the 
Taxpayer Assistance Centers and public input is welcomed.

    Dated: May 1, 2017.
Javier Hernandez,
Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.
[FR Doc. 2017-09261 Filed 5-5-17; 8:45 am]
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