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Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC)

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Notice of open meeting.


In 1998 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) established the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). The primary purpose of ETAAC is to provide an organized public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues in support of the overriding goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns. ETAAC offers constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs, and procedures, and suggests improvements. Listed is a summary of the agenda along with the planned discussion topics.

Summarized Agenda

9 a.m. Meeting Opens

12:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns

The planned discussion topics are:

(1) Free File Update

(2) Filing Season Update

(3) Tax Exempt and Government Entities Operating Division Update

(4) Preview of Report to Congress


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


There will be a meeting of ETAAC on Tuesday, May 20, 2003. This meeting will be open to the public, and will be in a room that accommodates Start Printed Page 25411approximately 40 people, including members of ETAAC and IRS officials. Seats are available to members of the public on a first-come, first-served basis.


The meeting will be held in the One Washington Circle Hotel, Crescent Conference Room, One Washington Circle, NW., Washington, DC 20037.

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To get on the access list to attend this meeting, to have a copy of the agenda faxed to you or to receive general information about ETAAC, contact Kim Logan at (202) 283-1947 by May 15, 2003. Notification of intent should include your name, organization and telephone number. If you leave this information for Ms. Logan in a voice-mail message, please spell out all names. A draft of the agenda will be available via facsimile transmission the week prior to the meeting. Please call Ms. Logan on or after May 13, 2003 to have a copy of the agenda faxed to you. Please note that a draft agenda will not be available until that date.

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ETAAC reports to the Director, Electronic Tax Administration, who is the executive responsible for the electronic tax administration program. Increasing participation by external stakeholders in the development and implementation of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS's) strategy for electronic tax administration will help achieve the goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns.

ETAAC 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 the public meetings, working sessions, and an orientation each year.

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Dated: May 6, 2003.

Susan L. Smoter,

Acting Director, Electronic Tax Administration.

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[FR Doc. 03-11766 Filed 5-9-03; 8:45 am]