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Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC); Nominations

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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury

ACTION:

Request for nominations.

SUMMARY:

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requests nominations of individuals to be considered for selection as Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) members. Interested parties may nominate themselves and/or at least one other qualified person for membership. Nominations will be accepted for current vacancies and should describe and document the applicants qualifications for membership. IRPAC can be comprised of no more than twenty-three (23) members and currently consists of seventeen (17) members. It is important that the IRPAC Start Printed Page 22760continue to represent a diverse taxpayer and stakeholder base. Accordingly, to maintain membership diversity, selection is based on applicant's qualifications as well as the segment or group he/she represents.

The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) advises the IRS on information reporting issues of mutual concern to the private sector and the federal government. The committee works with the Commissioner and other IRS executives to provide recommendations on a wide range of information reporting administration issues. Membership is balanced to include representation from the tax professional community, small and large businesses, state tax administration, and the payroll community.

DATES:

Written nominations must be received on or before June 30, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

Nominations should be sent to Ms. Caryl Grant, National Public Liaison, CL:NPL:SRM, Room 7566 IR, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, Attn: IRPAC Nominations; or by e-mail: public_liaison@irs.gov. Applications may be submitted by mail to the address above or faxed to 202-622-8345. However, if submitted via a facsimile, the original application must be received by mail, as National Public Liaison cannot consider an applicant nor process his/her application prior to receipt of an original signature. Application packages are available on the Tax Professional's Page, which is located on the IRS Internet Web site at http://www.irs.gov;​/​taxpros/​index.html. Application packages may also be requested by telephone from National Public Liaison, 202-927-3641 (not a toll-free number).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Caryl Grant, 202-927-3641 (not a toll-free number).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

IRPAC was established in 1991 in response to an administrative recommendation in the final Conference Report of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989. Since its inception IRPAC has worked closely with the IRS to provide recommendations on a wide range of issues intended to improve the information reporting program and achieve fairness to taxpayers. IRPAC members are drawn from and represent a broad sample of the payer community, including major professional and trade associations, colleges and universities, and state taxing agencies.

Conveying the public's perception of IRS activities to the Commissioner, the IRPAC is comprised of individuals who bring substantial, disparate experience and diverse backgrounds on the Committee's activities. Membership is balanced to include representation from the taxpaying public, the tax professional community, small and large businesses, state tax administration, and the payroll community.

IRPAC members are appointed by the Commissioner and serve a term of three years. The Commissioner determines the size of the IRPAC and the organizations represented on the Committee. Working groups mirror the reorganized IRS and address policies and administration issues specific to the four Operating Divisions. Members are not paid for their services. However, travel expenses for working sessions, public meetings and orientation sessions, such as airfare, per diem, and transportation to and from airports, train stations, etc., are reimbursed within prescribed federal travel limitations.

Receipt of nominations will be acknowledged, nominated individuals contacted, and immediately thereafter, biographical information must be completed and returned to Ms. Caryl Grant in National Public Liaison within fifteen (15) days of receipt. In accordance with Department of Treasury Directive 21-03, a clearance process including, preappointment and annual tax checks, a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal and subversive name check, and a security clearance will be conducted.

Equal opportunity practices will be followed for all appointments to the IRPAC in accordance with the Department of Treasury and IRS policies. To ensure that the recommendations of the IRPAC have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by the IRS, membership shall include individuals who demonstrate the ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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Dated: April 20, 2005.

Cynthia Vanderpool,

Designated Federal Official, National Public Liaison.

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[FR Doc. 05-8641 Filed 4-29-05; 8:45 am]

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