Advisory Group to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue; Renewal of Charter, 21457 [2017-09276]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 87 / Monday, May 8, 2017 / Notices 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: May 1, 2017. Laurie Brimmer, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. administration. Conveying the public’s perception on IRS activities to Internal Revenue Service executives, the ACT is comprised of individuals who bring substantial, disparate experience and diverse backgrounds. 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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988), and with the approval of the Secretary of Treasury to announce the renewal of the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). The primary purpose of the ACT is to provide an organized public forum for senior Internal Revenue Service executives and representatives of the public to discuss relevant tax administration issues. As an advisory body designed to focus on broad policy matters, the ACT reviews existing tax policy and/or makes recommendations with respect to emerging tax administration issues. 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For an organization not currently receiving a grant for 2017, or an organization whose multi-year grant ends in 2017, the organization must submit the application electronically at www.grants.gov. For an organization currently receiving a grant for 2017 which is requesting funding for the second or third year of a multi-year grant, the organization must submit the funding request electronically at www.grantsolutions.gov. All organizations must use the funding number of TREAS–GRANTS–052018– 001, and applications and funding requests for the 2018 grant year must be filed by June 20, 2017. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance program number is 21.008. See www.cfda.gov. ADDRESSES: The LITC Program Office is located at: Internal Revenue Service, Taxpayer Advocate Service, LITC Grant Program Administration Office, TA: LITC, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1034, Washington, DC 20224. 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A qualifying organization may receive a matching grant of up to $100,000 per year for up to a three-year project period. Qualifying organizations that provide representation to low income taxpayers involved in a tax controversy with the IRS and educate individuals for whom English is a second language (ESL) about their rights and responsibilities under the Internal Revenue Code are eligible for a grant. An LITC must provide services for free or for no more than a nominal fee. Examples of qualifying organizations include: (1) A clinical program at an accredited law, business or accounting school whose students represent low income taxpayers in tax controversies with the IRS, and (2) an organization exempt from tax under IRC § 501(a) whose employees and volunteers represent low income taxpayers in tax controversies with the IRS. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 87 (Monday, May 8, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 21457]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-09276]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Advisory Group to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue; Renewal 
of Charter

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS); Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Charter for the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and 
Government Entities (ACT) has been renewed for a two-year period 
beginning April 20, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark O'Donnell by email at 
tege.advisory.comm@irs.gov or by phone at 202-317-8632 (not a toll free 
number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given under section 
10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988), 
and with the approval of the Secretary of Treasury to announce the 
renewal of the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities 
(ACT). The primary purpose of the ACT is to provide an organized public 
forum for senior Internal Revenue Service executives and 
representatives of the public to discuss relevant tax administration 
issues. As an advisory body designed to focus on broad policy matters, 
the ACT reviews existing tax policy and/or makes recommendations with 
respect to emerging tax administration issues. The ACT suggests 
operational improvements, offers constructive observations regarding 
current or proposed IRS policies, programs, and procedures, and 
suggests improvements with respect to issues having substantive effect 
on Federal tax administration. Conveying the public's perception on IRS 
activities to Internal Revenue Service executives, the ACT is comprised 
of individuals who bring substantial, disparate experience and diverse 
backgrounds. Membership is balanced to include representation from 
employee plans, exempt organizations, tax-exempt bonds, and federal, 
state, local, and Indian tribal governments.

    Dated: April 26, 2017.
Mark O'Donnell,
Designated Federal Officer, Tax Exempt and Government Entities 
Division, Internal Revenue Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-09276 Filed 5-5-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4830-01-P