Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, 13349-13350 [2018-06224]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2018 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 143,498, 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 20, 2018. Laurie Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Mar 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Rosalia at 1–888–912–1227 or (718) 834–2203. 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 Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time via teleconference. 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 Robert Rosalia. For more information please contact Robert Rosalia at 1–888–912– 1227 or (718) 834–2203, or write TAP Office, 2 Metrotech Center, 100 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201 or contact us at the website: http:// www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various IRS issues. Dated: March 23, 2018. Kevin Brown, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2018–06222 Filed 3–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Members. DATES: March 23, 2018 through April 27, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred N. Smith, Jr. 202–317–3087 (not a tollfree call). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are inviting individuals to help improve the nation’s tax agency by applying to be members of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). 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. TAP SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2018–06237 Filed 3–27–18; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2018. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13349 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. As a federal advisory committee, TAP is required to have membership be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented. Thus, TAP membership represents a crosssection of the taxpaying public with at least one member from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, in addition to one member representing international taxpayers. For application purposes, ‘‘international taxpayers’’ are defined broadly 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 a federal tax compliance check and a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background investigation. Applicants who practice before the IRS must be in good standing with the IRS. Federally-registered lobbyists cannot be members of the TAP. Current employees of any Bureau of the Treasury Department or have worked for any Bureau of the Treasury Department within three years of December 1 of the current year are not eligible. The IRS is seeking members or alternates in the following locations: Locations that need Members: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Wyoming. The TAP is also seeking to include at least one (1) additional member to represent 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. Locations that need Alternates: All states listed above and Colorado, District of Columbia, Delaware, Kansas, Ohio, South Dakota, Virginia and Washington. TAP 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 communication skills and be able to speak to taxpayers about TAP and its activities, while clearly distinguishing E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 13350 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2018 / Notices between TAP positions and their personal viewpoints. Interested applicants should visit the TAP website at www.improveirs.org for more information about TAP. Applications must be submitted electronically at www.usajobs.gov. For questions about TAP membership, call the TAP toll-free number, 1–888–912– 1227. Callers who are outside of the U.S. and U.S. territories should call 202– 317–3087 (not a toll-free call). The opening date for submitting applications is March 23, 2018, and the deadline for submitting applications is April 27, 2018. 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 2018. (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 Fred N. Smith, Jr., Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, TA:TAP Room 1509, Washington, DC 20224, or 202–317–3087 (not a toll-free call). Dated: March 23, 2018. Kevin Brown, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2018–06224 Filed 3–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION Notice of Open Public Roundtable U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. AGENCY: Notice of open public roundtable. ACTION: Notice is hereby given of the following roundtable of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ‘‘the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.’’ Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public roundtable in Washington, DC on April 12, 2018 on ‘‘China’s Preparations for and Response to North Korea Contingencies.’’ daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Mar 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 The roundtable is scheduled for Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. DATES: TBD, Washington, DC. A detailed agenda for the roundtable will be posted on the Commission’s website at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check the Commission’s website for possible changes to the roundtable schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the roundtable. ADDRESSES: Any member of the public seeking further information concerning the roundtable should contact Leslie Tisdale, 444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; telephone: 202– 624–1496, or via email at ltisdale@ uscc.gov. Reservations are not required to attend the roundtable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: This roundtable will examine Chinese views on the likelihood of various potential North Korean contingencies, how China could play a role in the lead-up to or unfolding of such contingencies, and implications for the United States and the region. This roundtable would aim to shed new light on the following: (1) Chinese thinking about potential crises and contingencies involving North Korea; (2) what the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and other stakeholders are doing to prepare for these various scenarios; (3) Chinese diplomatic activities in this area; and (4) geopolitical and security implications for the United States. The roundtable will be co-chaired by Commissioner Jonathan Stivers and Senator James Talent. Any interested party may file a written statement by April 12, 2018, by mailing to the contact above. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106–398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108–7), as amended by Public Law 109–108 (November 22, 2005), as amended by Public Law 113–291 (December 19, 2014). Dated: March 23, 2018. Kathleen Wilson, Finance and Operations Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security, Review Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–06200 Filed 3–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1137–00–P PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0101] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Eligibility Verification Reports (EVRs) Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before April 27, 2018. 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. 2900–0101’’ in any correspondence. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs, 811 Vermont Avenue, Floor 5, Area 368, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0101’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1506. Title: Eligibility Verification Reports (EVRs): VA Forms 21P–0510, 21P–0510 (Spanish), 21P–0512S–1, 21P–0512S–1 (Spanish), 21P–0512V–1, 21P–0513–1, 21P–0513–1 (Spanish), 21P–0514–1, 21P–0514–1 (Spanish), 21P–0516–1, 21P–0516–1 (Spanish), 21P–0517–1, 21P–0517–1 (Spanish), 21P–0518–1, 21P–0518–1 (Spanish), 21P–0519C–1, 21P–0519C–1 (Spanish), 21P–0519S–1, 21P–0519S–1 (Spanish). OMB Control Number: 2900–0101. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Information is requested by this form under the authority of 38 E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 28, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13349-13350]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-06224]


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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 23, 2018 through April 27, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred N. Smith, Jr. 202-317-3087 (not a 
toll-free call).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Department 
of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are inviting 
individuals to help improve the nation's tax agency by applying to be 
members of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). 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. 
TAP 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. As a 
federal advisory committee, TAP is required to have membership be 
fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented. Thus, TAP 
membership 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 to one member representing international taxpayers. 
For application purposes, ``international taxpayers'' are defined 
broadly 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 a federal tax compliance check and a Federal 
Bureau of Investigation criminal background investigation. Applicants 
who practice before the IRS must be in good standing with the IRS. 
Federally-registered lobbyists cannot be members of the TAP. Current 
employees of any Bureau of the Treasury Department or have worked for 
any Bureau of the Treasury Department within three years of December 1 
of the current year are not eligible. The IRS is seeking members or 
alternates in the following locations:
    Locations that need Members:
    Alaska, California, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New 
Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, 
Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Wyoming. The TAP is also seeking to 
include at least one (1) additional member to represent 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.
    Locations that need Alternates:
    All states listed above and Colorado, District of Columbia, 
Delaware, Kansas, Ohio, South Dakota, Virginia and Washington.
    TAP 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 
communication skills and be able to speak to taxpayers about TAP and 
its activities, while clearly distinguishing

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between TAP positions and their personal viewpoints.
    Interested applicants should visit the TAP website at 
www.improveirs.org for more information about TAP. Applications must be 
submitted electronically at www.usajobs.gov. For questions about TAP 
membership, call the TAP toll-free number, 1-888-912-1227. Callers who 
are outside of the U.S. and U.S. territories should call 202-317-3087 
(not a toll-free call).
    The opening date for submitting applications is March 23, 2018, and 
the deadline for submitting applications is April 27, 2018. 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 2018. (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 
Fred N. Smith, Jr., Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Internal Revenue Service, 
1111 Constitution Avenue NW, TA:TAP Room 1509, Washington, DC 20224, or 
202-317-3087 (not a toll-free call).

    Dated: March 23, 2018.
Kevin Brown,
Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.
[FR Doc. 2018-06224 Filed 3-27-18; 8:45 am]
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