Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC); Nominations, 3486-3487 [2020-00463]

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[FR Doc. 2020–00884 Filed 1–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC); Nominations Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Request for nominations. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requesting applications from individuals with experience in such areas as state tax administration, cybersecurity and information security, tax software development, tax preparation, payroll and tax financial product processing, systems management and improvement, implementation of customer service initiatives, public administration, and consumer advocacy to be considered for selection as members of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). The IRS also strongly encourages representatives from consumer groups with an interest in tax issues to apply. DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before February 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to: Sean Parman, IRS National Public Liaison Office, CL:NPL:SRM, Room 7559, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, Attn: ETAAC Nominations. Applications may also be submitted via fax to 855–811–8020 or via email at PublicLiaison@irs.gov. Application packages are available on the IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/ e-file-providers/apply-for-membershipon-the-electronic-tax-administrationadvisory-committee-etaac. Application packages may also be requested by telephone from National Public Liaison, 202–317–6247 (not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Parman at (202) 317–6247, or send an email to publicliaison@irs.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 EN21JA20.000</GPH> Dated: January 14, 2020. Andrea M. Gacki, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Internal Revenue Service Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / Notices The establishment and operation of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (RRA 98), Title II, Section 2001(b)(2). ETAAC follows a charter in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The ETAAC provides continued input into the development and implementation of the IRS’s strategy for electronic tax administration. The ETAAC will research, analyze, consider, and make recommendations on a wide range of electronic tax administration issues and will provide input into the development of the strategic plan for electronic tax administration. Members will provide an annual report to Congress by June 30. Nominations should describe and document the proposed member’s qualification for ETAAC membership, including the applicant’s knowledge of regulations and the applicant’s past or current affiliations and dealings with the particular tax segment or segments of the community that the applicant wishes to represent on the committee. Applications will be accepted for current vacancies from qualified individuals and from professional and public interest groups that wish to have representation on ETAAC. Submissions must include an application and resume. ETAAC provides continuing input into the development and implementation of the IRS organizational strategy for electronic tax administration. The ETAAC will provide an organized public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues such as prevention of identity theft-related refund fraud in support of the overriding goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns. ETAAC members work closely with the Security Summit, a joint effort of the IRS, state tax administrators and the nation’s tax industry, to fight identity theft and refund fraud. The ETAAC members will convey the public’s perceptions of IRS electronic tax administration activities, offer constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs and procedures, and suggest improvements. This is a volunteer position and members will serve three-year terms on the ETAAC to allow for a rotation in membership which ensures that different perspectives are represented. 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Examples of critical thinking, strategic planning and oral and written communication are desirable. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to all applicants. Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all appointments to the ETAAC in accordance with Department of Treasury and IRS policies. The IRS has a special interest in assuring that women and men, members of all races and national origins, and individuals with disabilities have an opportunity to serve on advisory committees. Therefore, IRS extends particular encouragement to nominations from such appropriately qualified individuals. Dated: January 9, 2020. John Lipold, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 2020–00463 Filed 1–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Art Advisory Panel—Notice of Availability of Report of 2018 Closed Meetings Internal Revenue Service, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 13 (Tuesday, January 21, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3486-3487]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC); 
Nominations

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requesting applications 
from individuals with experience in such areas as state tax 
administration, cybersecurity and information security, tax software 
development, tax preparation, payroll and tax financial product 
processing, systems management and improvement, implementation of 
customer service initiatives, public administration, and consumer 
advocacy to be considered for selection as members of the Electronic 
Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). The IRS also strongly 
encourages representatives from consumer groups with an interest in tax 
issues to apply.

DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before February 14, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to: Sean Parman, IRS National 
Public Liaison Office, CL:NPL:SRM, Room 7559, 1111 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20224, Attn: ETAAC Nominations. Applications may 
also be submitted via fax to 855-811-8020 or via email at 
[email protected]. Application packages are available on the IRS 
website at https://www.irs.gov/e-file-providers/apply-for-membership-on-the-electronic-tax-administration-advisory-committee-etaac. 
Application packages may also be requested by telephone from National 
Public Liaison, 202-317-6247 (not a toll-free number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Parman at (202) 317-6247, or send 
an email to [email protected]

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The establishment and operation of the 
Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) is required by 
the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 
(RRA 98), Title II, Section 2001(b)(2). ETAAC follows a charter in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The ETAAC provides continued input into the 
development and implementation of the IRS's strategy for electronic tax 
administration. The ETAAC will research, analyze, consider, and make 
recommendations on a wide range of electronic tax administration issues 
and will provide input into the development of the strategic plan for 
electronic tax administration. Members will provide an annual report to 
Congress by June 30.
    Nominations should describe and document the proposed member's 
qualification for ETAAC membership, including the applicant's knowledge 
of regulations and the applicant's past or current affiliations and 
dealings with the particular tax segment or segments of the community 
that the applicant wishes to represent on the committee. Applications 
will be accepted for current vacancies from qualified individuals and 
from professional and public interest groups that wish to have 
representation on ETAAC. Submissions must include an application and 
resume.
    ETAAC provides continuing input into the development and 
implementation of the IRS organizational strategy for electronic tax 
administration. The ETAAC will provide an organized public forum for 
discussion of electronic tax administration issues such as prevention 
of identity theft-related refund fraud in support of the overriding 
goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient 
method of filing tax and information returns. ETAAC members work 
closely with the Security Summit, a joint effort of the IRS, state tax 
administrators and the nation's tax industry, to fight identity theft 
and refund fraud. The ETAAC members will convey the public's 
perceptions of IRS electronic tax administration activities, offer 
constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs 
and procedures, and suggest improvements.
    This is a volunteer position and members will serve three-year 
terms on the ETAAC to allow for a rotation in membership which ensures 
that different perspectives are represented. Travel expenses within 
government guidelines will be reimbursed. In accordance with Department 
of Treasury Directive 21-03, a clearance process including 
fingerprints, annual tax checks, a Federal Bureau of Investigation 
criminal check and a practitioner check with the Office of Professional 
Responsibility will be conducted.
    Applicants must complete the application form, which includes 
describing and documenting the applicant's qualifications for ETAAC 
membership. Applicants must submit a short one- or two-page statement 
including recent examples of specific skills and qualifications as they 
relate to: Cybersecurity and information security, tax software 
development, tax preparation, payroll and tax financial product 
processing, systems management and improvement, implementation of 
customer service initiatives, consumer advocacy and public 
administration. Examples of critical thinking, strategic planning and 
oral and written communication are desirable.
    An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to all applicants.
    Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all appointments to 
the ETAAC in accordance with Department of Treasury and IRS policies. 
The IRS has a special interest in assuring that women and men, members 
of all races and national origins, and individuals with disabilities 
have an opportunity to serve on advisory committees. Therefore, IRS 
extends particular encouragement to nominations from such appropriately 
qualified individuals.

    Dated: January 9, 2020.
John Lipold,
Designated Federal Official.
[FR Doc. 2020-00463 Filed 1-17-20; 8:45 am]
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