Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, 13391-13392 [2019-06541]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2019 / Notices (1) On the implementation of this title [the Act] and the amendments made by this title; (2) On commonly accepted quiet aircraft technology for use in commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands, which will receive preferential treatment in a given air tour management plan; (3) On other measures that might be taken to accommodate the interests of visitors to national parks; and (4) At the request of the Administrator and the Director, safety, environmental, and other issues related to commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands.’’ jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Membership The current NPOAG is made up of one member representing general aviation, three members representing the commercial air tour industry, four members representing environmental concerns, and two members representing Native American interests. Members serve 3-year terms. Current members of the NPOAG are as follows: One open seat to represent general aviation; Eric Lincoln, Alan Stephen, and Matt Zuccaro representing commercial air tour operators; Les Blomberg, Rob Smith, John Eastman, and Dick Hingson representing environmental interests; and Carl Slater and one open seat to represent Native American interests. Selection Melissa Rudinger of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has been selected for the current open seat to represent general aviation. NPOAG members’ 3-year terms commence on the publication date of this Federal Register notice. No selection was made for the additional opening to represent Native American interests. The FAA and NPS invite persons interested in applying for the one remaining opening on the NPOAG to contact Mr. Keith Lusk (contact information is written above in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Requests to serve on the NPOAG must be made to Mr. Lusk in writing and postmarked or emailed on or before May 31, 2019. The request should indicate whether or not you are a member of an association or group related to Native American concerns. The request should also state what expertise you would bring to the NPOAG as related to issues and concerns with aircraft flights over national parks. The term of service for NPOAG members is 3 years. Current members may re-apply for another term. On August 13, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget issued revised VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Apr 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 guidance regarding the prohibition against appointing or not reappointing federally registered lobbyists to serve on advisory committees (79 Federal Register 47482). Therefore, before appointing an applicant to serve on the NPOAG, the FAA and NPS will require the prospective candidate to certify that they are not a federally registered lobbyist. Issued in El Segundo, CA, on March 25, 2019. Keith Lusk, Program Manager, Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2019–06609 Filed 4–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–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: April 8, 2019 through May 3, 2019. SUMMARY: Lisa Billups at 214–413–6523 (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 a fairly balanced membership in terms of the points of view represented. Thus, TAP membership represents a crossFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13391 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, not a current employee of any Bureau of the Treasury Department or have worked for any Bureau of the Treasury Department within the three years of December 1 of the current year 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 (meaning not currently under suspension or disbarment). Federally-registered lobbyists cannot be members of the TAP. The IRS is seeking members or alternates in the following locations: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. TAP members are a diverse group of citizens who represent the interests of taxpayers, from their respective geographic locations as well as taxpayers overall. Members provide feedback from a taxpayer’s perspective on ways to improve IRS customer service and administration of the federal tax system, 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 between TAP positions and their personal viewpoints. Interested applicants should visit the TAP website at www.improveirs.org for more information about TAP. Applications may be submitted online at www.usajobs.gov. For questions about TAP membership, call the TAP toll-free number, 1–888–912–1227 and select prompt 5. Callers who are outside of the U.S. should call 214–413–6523 (not a toll-free call). The opening date for submitting applications is April 8, 2019, and the deadline for submitting applications is May 3, 2019. Interviews will be held. The Department of the Treasury will review the recommended candidates and make final selections. New TAP E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 13392 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2019 / Notices members will serve a three-year term starting in December 2019. (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 Lisa Billups, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, TA:TAP Room 1509, Washington, DC 20224, or 214–413–6523 (not a toll-free call). Dated: March 29, 2019. Kevin Brown, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2019–06541 Filed 4–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1099–MISC Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 1099–MISC, Miscellaneous Income. SUMMARY: Written comments should be received on or before June 3, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to L. Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this collection should be directed to Sara Covington, (202) 317– 6038, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at sara.l.covington@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Miscellaneous Income. OMB Number: 1545–0115. Form Number: 1099–MISC. Abstract: Form 1099–MISC is used by payers to report payments of $600 or more of rents, prizes and awards, medical and health care payments, nonemployee compensation, and crop jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Apr 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 insurance proceeds, $10 or more of royalties, any amount of fishing boat proceeds, certain substitute payments, golden parachute payments, and an indication of direct sales of $5,000 or more. Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 99,447,800. Estimated Time per Respondent: 18 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30,828,818. 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 28, 2019. Laurie Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2019–06573 Filed 4–3–19; 8:45 am] Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 2019 Data Call Under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. AGENCY: ACTION: Data Collection. Pursuant to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (TRIA), insurers that participate in the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIP or Program) are directed to submit information for the 2019 TRIP Data Call for the reporting period from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. Participating insurers are required to register and report information in a series of forms approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). All insurers writing commercial property and casualty insurance in lines subject to TRIP must respond to this data call no later than May 15, 2019, subject to certain exceptions identified in this notice. SUMMARY: Participating insurers must register and submit data no later than May 15, 2019. DATES: Participating insurers will register through a website that has been established for this data call. After registration, insurers will receive data collection forms through a secure file transfer portal, and they will submit the requested data through the same secure portal. Participating insurers can register for the 2019 TRIP Data Call at https://tripsection111data.com/. Additional information about the data call, including sample data collection forms and instructions, can be found on the TRIP website at https:// www.treasury.gov/resource-center/finmkts/Pages/TRIP_data.aspx. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Ifft, Senior Insurance Regulatory Policy Analyst, Federal Insurance Office, Room 1410 MT, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20220, at (202) 622–2922 (this is not a toll-free number), or Lindsey Baldwin, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal Insurance Office, Room 1410 MT, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20220, at (202) 622–3220 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons who have difficulty hearing or speaking may access these numbers via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4830–01–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 65 (Thursday, April 4, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13391-13392]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-06541]


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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: April 8, 2019 through May 3, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Billups at 214-413-6523 (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 a fairly balanced 
membership 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, not a current employee of any Bureau of the Treasury 
Department or have worked for any Bureau of the Treasury Department 
within the three years of December 1 of the current year 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 (meaning not currently under 
suspension or disbarment). Federally-registered lobbyists cannot be 
members of the TAP. The IRS is seeking members or alternates in the 
following locations: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, 
Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 
Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, 
Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North 
Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South 
Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, 
Wisconsin, Wyoming.
    TAP members are a diverse group of citizens who represent the 
interests of taxpayers, from their respective geographic locations as 
well as taxpayers overall. Members provide feedback from a taxpayer's 
perspective on ways to improve IRS customer service and administration 
of the federal tax system, 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 
between TAP positions and their personal viewpoints.
    Interested applicants should visit the TAP website at 
www.improveirs.org for more information about TAP. Applications may be 
submitted online at www.usajobs.gov. For questions about TAP 
membership, call the TAP toll-free number, 1-888-912-1227 and select 
prompt 5. Callers who are outside of the U.S. should call 214-413-6523 
(not a toll-free call).
    The opening date for submitting applications is April 8, 2019, and 
the deadline for submitting applications is May 3, 2019. Interviews 
will be held. The Department of the Treasury will review the 
recommended candidates and make final selections. New TAP

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members will serve a three-year term starting in December 2019. (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 
Lisa Billups, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 
Constitution Avenue NW, TA:TAP Room 1509, Washington, DC 20224, or 214-
413-6523 (not a toll-free call).

    Dated: March 29, 2019.
Kevin Brown,
Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.
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