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Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC); 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 Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) members. Interested parties may nominate themselves and/or one other qualified person for membership. Nominations will be accepted for current vacancies and should describe and document the applicants qualifications for membership. IRSAC is comprised of twenty-seven (27) members; approximately one-third of these appointments will expire in December 2007. It is important that the IRSAC continue to represent a diverse taxpayer and stakeholder base. Accordingly, to maintain membership diversity, selection is based on the applicant's qualifications as well as the segment or group that he/she represents.

The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss relevant tax administration issues. The council advises the IRS on issues that have a substantive effect on federal tax administration. As an advisory body designed to focus on broad policy matters, the IRSAC reviews existing tax policy and/or recommends policies with respect to emerging tax administration issues. The IRSAC suggests operational improvements, offers constructive observations regarding current or proposed IRS policies, programs, and procedures, and advises the IRS with respect to issues having substantive effect on federal tax administration.

DATES:

Written nominations must be received on or before June 15, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

Nominations should be sent to Ms. Jacqueline Tilghman, National Public Liaison, CL:NPL:P, Room 7559 IR, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, Attn: IRSAC Nominations; or by e-mail: *public_liaison@irs.gov. Applications Start Printed Page 18751may be submitted by mail to the address above or faxed to 202-927-5253. 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Jacqueline Tilghman,

202-622-6440 (not a toll-free number).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

IRSAC was authorized under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law No. 92-463., the first Advisory Group to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue—or the Commissioner's Advisory Group (“CAG”)—was established in 1953 as a “national policy and/or issue advisory committee.” Renamed in 1998, the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) reflects the agency-wide scope of its focus as an advisory body to the entire agency. The IRSAC's primary purpose is to provide an organized public forum for senior IRS executives and representatives of the public to discuss relevant tax administration issues.

Conveying the public's perception of IRS activities, the IRSAC is comprised of individuals who bring substantial, disparate experience and diverse backgrounds on the Council'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.

IRSAC members are appointed by the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and serve a term of three years. There are three subcommittees that mirror three of the Operating Divisions (Small Business/Self Employed (SB/SE); Large Mid-Size Business (LMSB); and Wage & Investment (W&I); Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TEGE) has its own advisory committee. Due to the increased concerns regarding the tax gap, IRSAC has formed a fourth subcommittee on tax gap analysis used to measure voluntary compliance.

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. Jacqueline Tilghman in National Public Liaison within fifteen (15) days of receipt. In accordance with Department of Treasury Directive 21-03, a clearance process including, fingerprints, annual tax checks, a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal and subversive name check, and a practitioner check with the Office of Professional Responsibility will be conducted.

Equal opportunity practices will be followed for all appointments to the IRSAC in accordance with the Department of Treasury and IRS policies. To ensure that the recommendations of the IRSAC 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; March 30, 2007.

Candice Cromling,

Director, National Public Liaison.

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[FR Doc. E7-6978 Filed 4-12-07; 8:45 am]

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