IRS seeks applications for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee

Issue Number:​ ​ ​ ​ IR-2021-244

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IRS seeks applications for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is seeking qualified applicants for nomination to the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).

The ETAAC is an organized public forum for discussion of issues in electronic tax administration, such as prevention of identity theft and refund fraud. The committee supports the overriding goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns. ETAAC members work closely with the Security Summit, a joint effort of the IRS, state tax administrators and private-sector tax partners to fight electronic fraud.

The IRS is looking for up to 10 qualified individuals who will serve three-year terms beginning in September 2022. Applicants should have experience in such areas as state tax administration, cybersecurity and information security, tax software development, tax preparation, payroll and tax financial product processing, systems management and improvement, and implementation of customer service initiatives. The IRS also strongly encourages applications from people representing the viewpoints of average taxpayers, including consumer advocates and others with an interest in tax issues.

Applications will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2022.

Nominations of qualified individuals may be made by letter and received from organizations or the individuals themselves. Applicants should complete the ETAAC application and include a short statement of interest and a resume. Applicants should describe and document their qualifications, past and current affiliations, and dealings with cybersecurity and electronic tax administration.

Applicants must complete and submit a tax check waiver form and undergo an IRS practitioner background check and an FBI background check. Information on the tax check waiver and FBI background check will be provided upon receipt of application. More information can be found at: Apply for Membership on the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov).

ETAAC is a Federal Advisory Committee established by the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.

Questions about the ETAAC and the application process can be e-mailed to publicliaison@irs.gov.

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