Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee, 14553 [2018-06769]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / Notices Approved: March 29, 2018. Laurie Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Disruption of Mail Service [FR Doc. 2018–06892 Filed 4–3–18; 8:45 am] Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice of exception to date of AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4830–01–P ACTION: receipt. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey interrupted operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regional office in Houston, Texas, as well as postal service in multiple Texas communities. In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria interrupted operations at the VA regional office in Puerto Rico, and postal service throughout the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands area. Correspondence containing claims, information, or evidence sent to VA during these periods was likely delayed due to interrupted operations of the regional office or postal service. VA aims to protect the interest of claimants who sent correspondence to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) through the normal channels of communication during these periods and prevent them from possibly being deprived of benefits solely because those channels of communication were disrupted due to events outside of the claimants’ control. Therefore, VA is instituting procedures to consider alternative dates as the date of receipt of correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hughes, Acting Assistant Director, Policy and Procedures, Compensation Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 9700 (this is not a toll-free telephone number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A VA regulation, 38 CFR 3.1(r), allows the Under Secretary for Benefits to establish exceptions to VA’s rule about date of receipt of claims, information, or evidence. Ordinarily, ‘‘date of receipt’’ means the date on which a claim, information or evidence was received in a VA office. The regulation states that exceptions may be established when a natural or man-made interference with SUMMARY: 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, April 25, 2018. 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 an open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 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 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 website: https:// 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: Dated: March 28, 2018. Antoinette Ross, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2018–06769 Filed 4–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P 14553 the normal channels through which VA ordinarily receives correspondence has resulted in one or more VA regional offices experiencing extended delays in receipt of claims, information or evidence to an extent that, if not addressed, the delay would adversely affect such claimants, through no fault of their own. In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey interrupted operations at the VA regional office in Houston, Texas, as well as postal service in multiple surrounding Texas communities. In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria interrupted operations at the VA regional office in Puerto Rico, as well as postal service in the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands areas. Correspondence containing claims, information or evidence sent to VA during these periods was likely delayed due to interrupted operations of the regional office or postal service. Because regional offices and the mail system were impacted, VA established the following exceptions to the standard rule, on date of receipt. Exceptions to Date of Receipt for Claimants Affected By Hurricane Harvey VA hereby gives notice that, for purposes of determining the date of entitlement, any correspondence received by VA during the period September 1 through September 7, 2017, from individuals in zip codes designated to have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey that contained claims, information or evidence will be considered received no later than August 31, 2017. Alternatively, if the correspondence was received during the period September 1 through September 7, 2017, but the postmark date is prior to August 31, 2017, the correspondence will be considered received on the date of postmark. This guidance applies to correspondence received during the designated period from the zip codes designated below. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES ZIP CODES IMPACTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY 75928 75930 75931 75932 75933 75934 75936 75938 75939 75942 VerDate Sep<11>2014 77062 77063 77064 77065 77066 77067 77068 77069 77070 77071 18:12 Apr 03, 2018 77252 77253 77254 77255 77256 77257 77258 77259 77261 77262 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 77364 77365 77367 77368 77369 77371 77372 77373 77374 77375 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 77467 77468 77469 77470 77471 77473 77474 77475 77476 77477 Sfmt 4703 77573 77574 77575 77577 77578 77580 77581 77582 77583 77584 E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 77950 77951 77954 77957 77960 77961 77962 77963 77964 77967 04APN1 78393 78401 78402 78403 78404 78405 78406 78407 78408 78409

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 65 (Wednesday, April 4, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 14553]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-06769]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: 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, April 25, 2018.

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 an open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee 
will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 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 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 website: https://www.improveirs.org.
    The agenda will include various committee issues for submission to 
the IRS and other TAP related topics. Public input is welcomed.

    Dated: March 28, 2018.
Antoinette Ross,
Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.
[FR Doc. 2018-06769 Filed 4-3-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4830-01-P