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Open Meeting for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC)

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Notice of open meeting.


In 1998, the Internal Revenue Service established the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). The primary purpose of ETAAC is 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

9:00 a.m.—Meeting Opens

10:00 a.m.—Meeting Adjourns

The topics for discussion include:

Official Response to 2012 ETAAC Recommendations.


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


There will be an ETAAC meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. 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. Seats are available to members of the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Escorts will be provided and attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the meeting begins. Members of the public may file written statements sharing ideas for electronic tax administration. Send written statements to


The meeting will be held at the Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 2140, Washington, DC 20024.


You must provide your name 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, call Cassandra Daniels on 202-283-2178 or send an email to by Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Notification of intent should include your name, organization and telephone number. Please spell out all names if you leave a voice message.


ETAAC reports to the Director, Return Preparer Office. 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.

Dated: November 20, 2012.

Preston B. Benoit,

Deputy Director, Return Preparer Office.

[FR Doc. 2012-28655 Filed 11-26-12; 8:45 am]