IRS Looking for Advisors

May 4, 2009

From the IRS webpage

The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for membership in the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) for a three year term beginning January 2010. Applications will be accepted beginning May 1 through June 16, 2009.[…]

IRSAC is comprised of no more than thirty (35) members. 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 and areas of expertise.

IRSAC’s role is to provide an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss relevant tax administrative issues. The council suggests operational improvements, offers constructive observations about IRS’ current or proposed policies, programs, and procedures, and advises the IRS on particular issues having substantive effect on federal tax administration. A report is presented to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue each year at the Public Meeting.

Applicants must have a strong tax or business background, excellent communications skills, practical tax administration experience and knowledge, and the ability to interact in a diversified environment. To be fully considered, an applicant’s background should include several of the following:

  • Application of tax law expertise to resolve complex tax issues;
  • Development and implementation of customer service initiatives and tools;
  • Systems management and improvement, and change management;
  • Establishment of successful strategic partnerships; and
  • Demonstrated ability to examine situations from a “macro” perspective.

IRSAC members meet in Washington, DC approximately five times a year for two days each session. 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.

To apply, go to the IRS webpage.

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