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IRS Seeks Advisory Committee Members

Applications are being sought for nominations to the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee, the Internal Revenue Service said this week. The committee is designed to  provide an organized public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues, such as prevention of identity theft and refund fraud  ETAAC member also  work closely with the Security Summit to fight electronic fraud.

Applications are being accepted through March 1 for members to serve three-year terms beginning in September. 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 said.

Nominations can be made by letter by organizations or individuals. Applications should complete the ETAAC application and include a short statement of interest and a resume. They should also describe and document their qualifications, past and current affiliations, and involvement with cybersecurity and electronic tax administration.

All applicants must successfully complete a tax compliance check, practitioner background check and FBI criminal background check.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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