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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 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 noon: meeting adjourns.

The planned discussion topics are:

(1) Discussion with ETA Director.

(2) Transition of Modernized Applications.

(3) Operational Issues Facing e-Filing.

(4) Overview of Draft 2004 ETAAC 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 11, 2004. This meeting will be open to the public, and will be in a room that accommodates approximately 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 at the Hilton Garden Inn—Franklin Square, 815 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005.

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To have your name put on the guest list and to receive a copy of the agenda or general information about ETAAC, please contact Kim Logan on 202-283-1947 or at by May 6, 2004. Notification of intent should include your name, organization and telephone number. Please spell out all names if you leave a voice message.

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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 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: April 22, 2004.

Jo Ann N. Bass,

Director, Strategic Services Division.

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[FR Doc. 04-9738 Filed 4-28-04; 8:45 am]