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Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee; Meeting

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Notice of Open Meeting of the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee.


In 1991 the IRS established the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) in response to a recommendation made by the United States Congress. The primary purpose of IRPAC is to provide an organized public forum for discussion of relevant information reporting issues between the officials of the IRS and representatives of the payer/practitioner community. IRPAC offers constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs, and procedures and, when necessary, suggests ways to improve the operation of the Information Reporting Program (IRP).

There will be a meeting of IRPAC on Thursday, November 16, 2000. The meeting will be held in Room 3313 of the Internal Revenue Service Main Building, which is located at 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. A summarized version of the agenda along with a list of topics that are planned to be discussed are listed below.

Summarized Agenda For Meeting

9:00—Meeting Opens

11:30—Break for Lunch

1:00—Meeting Resumes

4:00—Meeting Adjourns

The topics that are planned to be covered are as follows:

(1) Electronic Payee Statements

(2) Proposed Regulations under Sections 6041 & 6045 (“Middleman” Regulation)

(3) Hope and Lifetime Learning Credit Proposed Regulation

(4) Section 1441 Regulation and Related Forms & Instructions

(5) Employment Tax Administration and Compliance

(6) IRPAC's Articles in the “IRS/SSA Reporter”

(7) File Information Returns Electronically (FIRE) System

(8) Expansion of the Combined Federal/State Information Return Filing Program

(9) Medical Service Provider and Sole Proprietor Alerts

(10) Proposed IRP Web-Site

(11) Section 457 (b) Plans

(12) Usage of Multiple Codes for Reporting Roth and Education IRA Distributions Start Printed Page 65042

(13) Reporting Excess Contributions under 403 (b) Plans

(14) Information Reporting Forms and Publications

(15) Underreporter and the Substitute-for-Return Programs


Last minute changes to these topics are possible and could prevent advance notice.

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IRPAC currently reports to the Director, National Public Liaison, who is the executive responsible for administering this formally chartered federal advisory committee. IRPAC is instrumental in providing advice to enhance the IRP Program. Increasing participation by external stakeholders in the planning and improvement of the tax system will help achieve the goals of increasing voluntary compliance, reducing burden, and improving customer service.

IRPAC is currently comprised of representatives from various segments of the information reporting payer/practitioner community. IRPAC members are not paid for their time or services, but consistent with Federal regulations, they are reimbursed for their travel and lodging expenses to attend two public meetings each year.


The meeting will be open to the public, and will be in a room that accommodates approximately 80 people, including members of IRPAC and IRS officials. Seats are available to members of the public on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to get your name on the building access list, notification of intent to attend this meeting must be made with Ms. Romona Johnson no later than Monday, November 13, 2000. Ms. Johnson can be reached by e-mail at, or by telephone at 202-622-6440. Notification of intent to attend should include your name, organization and phone number. If you leave this information for Ms. Johnson in a voice-mail message, please spell out all names. A draft of the agenda will be available via e-mail or facsimile transmission the week prior to the meeting. Please call or e-mail Ms. Romona Johnson on or after Wednesday, November 8, 2000, to have a copy of the agenda faxed or e-mailed to you. Please note that a draft agenda will not be available until that date.


If you would like to have IRPAC consider a written statement at a future IRPAC meeting (not this upcoming meeting), please write to Ms. Kate LaBuda at the IRS, National Public Liaison, CL:NPL:PAC, Room 7559, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20224, or e-mail her at


To get on the access list to attend this meeting, or to have a copy of the agenda faxed to you on or after November 8, 2000, please e-mail Ms. Romona Johnson at, or call her at 202-622-6440. For general information about IRPAC, please e-mail Ms. Kate LaBuda at or call her at 202-622-8028.

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Susanne M. Sottile,

Director, National Public Liaison, Office of Communication and Liaison.

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[FR Doc. 00-27962 Filed 10-30-00; 8:45 am]