Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel: Extension of Recruitment Period, 18635-18636 [2020-06895]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 64 / Thursday, April 2, 2020 / Notices Internal Revenue Service Open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications 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. Due to the current health issue the nation is facing, we will not be able to meet the 15-calendar notice threshold. This meeting will still be held via teleconference. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cedric Jeans at 1–888–912–1227 or 901– 707–3935. 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 a meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited time and structure of meeting, notification of intent to participate must be made with Cedric Jeans. For more information please contact Cedric Jeans at 1–888– 912–1227 or 901–707–3935, or write TAP Office, 5333 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN 38118 or contact us at the website: http://www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various IRS issues. SUMMARY: Dated: March 27, 2020. Kevin Brown, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2020–06840 Filed 4–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Internal Revenue Service Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel: Extension of Recruitment Period Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Extension of Recruitment Period. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Apr 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Members. DATES: February 18, 2020 through April 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Billups at 214–413–6523 (not a toll-free call) SUMMARY: Notice of extension of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) recruitment period. In the Federal Register notice that was originally published on February 14, 2020, (Volume 85, Number 31, Page 8621) the Federal Register notice reported the recruitment period for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) was open from February 18, 2020 to March 30, 2020. This period is being extended to accept applications until April 20, 2020. All other details about the recruitment period remain unchanged. 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 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, 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 SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18635 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: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, DC, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, 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 February 18, 2020 and the deadline for submitting applications is April 20, 2020. Interviews will be held. The Department of the Treasury will review the recommended candidates and make final selections. New TAP members will serve a threeyear term starting in December 2020. (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). E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 18636 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 64 / Thursday, April 2, 2020 / Notices Dated: March 30, 2020. Kevin Brown, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2020–06895 Filed 4–1–20; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Group, Notice of Meeting; Cancellation The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Group (the Committee) that was scheduled for April 1, 2020 has been postponed. Details on a future meeting will be posted at a later date. Dated: March 30, 2020. LaTonya L. Small, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–06903 Filed 4–1–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Apr 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that the National Research Advisory Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 1100 1st, NE, Room 104, Washington, DC 20002. The meeting will convene at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the National Research Advisory Council is to advise the Secretary on research development conducted by the Veterans Health Administration, including policies and programs targeting the high priority of Veterans’ health care needs. On June 3, 2020, the agenda will include a discussion regarding a site visit, PREVENT, and a discussion on forming a sub-committee. Also, the Committee will explore potential recommendations to be included in the next annual report. No time will be PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Members of the public wanting to attend, have questions or presentations to present may contact Dr. Marisue Cody, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Research and Development (10X2), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 443–5681, or by email at Marisue.Cody@va.gov no later than close of business on May 27, 2020. All questions and presentations will be presented during the public comment section of the meeting. Because the meeting is being held in a Government building, a photo I.D. must be presented at the Guard’s Desk as a part of the clearance process. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. Cody at the above phone number or email address noted above. Dated: March 27, 2020. LaTonya L. Small, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 64 (Thursday, April 2, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18635-18636]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06895]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel: Extension of 
Recruitment Period

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Extension of Recruitment Period.

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SUMMARY: Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy 
Panel (TAP) Members.

DATES: February 18, 2020 through April 20, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Billups at 214-413-6523 (not a 
toll-free call)
SUMMARY: Notice of extension of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) 
recruitment period. In the Federal Register notice that was originally 
published on February 14, 2020, (Volume 85, Number 31, Page 8621) the 
Federal Register notice reported the recruitment period for the 
Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) was open from February 18, 2020 to March 
30, 2020. This period is being extended to accept applications until 
April 20, 2020. All other details about the recruitment period remain 
unchanged.

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: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, DC, 
Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, 
Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, 
New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode 
Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, 
Virginia, Washington, 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 February 18, 2020 
and the deadline for submitting applications is April 20, 2020. 
Interviews will 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 2020. (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).


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    Dated: March 30, 2020.
Kevin Brown,
Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.
[FR Doc. 2020-06895 Filed 4-1-20; 8:45 am]
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