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Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.




Notice for recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) members and alternates.


April 1-April 29, 2005.

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Bernard Coston at 202-622-5007.

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Notice is hereby given the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are inviting individuals to help improve the nation's tax agency by applying to be members and alternates of the TAP. The mission of the TAP is to provide citizen input into enhancing IRS customer satisfaction and service by identifying problems and making recommendations for improvement with IRS systems and procedures; and elevating the identified problems to the appropriate IRS official. 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 comprised of 10 to 17 members who channel their feedback to the IRS.

The IRS is seeking applicants who have an interest in good government, a personal commitment to volunteer approximately 300 to 500 hours a year, and a desire to help improve IRS customer service. To the extent possible, the IRS would like to ensure a balanced TAP membership representing a cross-section of the taxpaying public throughout the United States. Potential candidates must be U.S. citizens, compliant with Federal, State and Local taxes, and be able to pass a background investigation.

For the TAP to be most effective, members should have experience in some of the following areas: experience helping people resolve problems with a government organization; experience formulating and presenting proposals; knowledge of taxpayer concerns; experience representing the interests of your community, state or region; Start Printed Page 10478experience working with people from diverse backgrounds; and experience in helping people resolve disputes.

Interested applicants should visit the TAP Web site at to complete the on-line application or call the toll free number, 1-866-912-1227 to complete the initial phone screen and request that an application be mailed. The opening date for submission will be April 1, 2005, and the deadline for returning applications will be April 29, 2005. The most qualified candidates will complete a panel interview. Finalists will be ranked by experience and suitability. The Secretary of Treasury will review the recommended candidates and make final selections.

Questions regarding the selection of TAP members may be directed to Bernard Coston, Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 7704, Washington, DC 20224, (202) 622-5007.

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Dated: February 28, 2005.

Martha Curry,

Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.

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[FR Doc. 05-4144 Filed 3-2-05; 8:45 am]