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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 for industry partners 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

8:30 a.m.—Meet and Greet.

9 a.m.—Meeting Opens.

11 a.m.—Meeting Adjourns.

The topics for discussion include:

(1) The IRS' response to ETAAC's recommendations.

(2) A reading of written comments received from the public.

(3) Report from the ETAAC's subcommittee: MeF 1040 Executive Steering Committee.


Last-minute changes to these topics are possible and could prevent advance notice.


There will be a meeting of ETAAC on Friday, October 31, 2008. You must register in advance to be put on a guest list to attend the meeting. 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. Members of the public may file written statements sharing ideas for electronic tax administration or comments on the key recommendations in the Annual Report to Congress​pub/​irs-pdf/​p3415.pdf. Send written statements to Seats are available to members of the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Escorts will be provided so attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the meeting begins.


The meeting will be held at the Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 2116, Washington, DC 20024.

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You must provide your name to me in advance for the guest list and be able to show your state issued picture identification on the day of the meeting. Otherwise, you will not be able to attend the meeting as this is a secured building. To receive a copy of the agenda or general information about ETAAC, please contact Cassandra Daniels on 202-283-2178 or at by Monday, October 27, 2008. 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 and Refundable Credits, who is also the executive responsible for the electronic tax administration program. Increasing participation by external stakeholders in the development and implementation of the strategy for electronic tax administration will help IRS 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: October 1, 2008.

Phyllis Gattos,

Acting Director, Strategic Services Division.

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[FR Doc. E8-23919 Filed 10-8-08; 8:45 am]