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Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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

DATES:

March 21 through April 28, 2006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Bernard Coston at 404-338-8408.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice is hereby given that 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 of 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 able to pass a background investigation.

For the TAP to be most effective, members should have experience and knowledge 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; experience working with people from diverse backgrounds; and experience in helping people resolve disputes.

Interested applicants should visit the TAP Web site at http://www.improveirs.org 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 submitting applications is March 21, 2006 and the deadline for submitting applications is April 28, 2006. 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 at 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 7704, Washington, DC 20224 or 404-338-8408.

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Dated: February 24, 2006.

John Fay,

Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.

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[FR Doc. E6-3068 Filed 3-2-06; 8:45 am]

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