Electronic tax

IRS accepts applications to serve on the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC)

The Internal Revenue Service seeks qualified candidates for appointment to the Advisory Committee on Electronic Tax Administration. ETAAC provides an organized public forum for the discussion of e-tax administration issues – such as the prevention of identity theft and refund fraud – in support of the overarching goal of paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing income tax and information returns.

ETAAC members work closely with the Security Summit, a joint effort of the IRS, state tax administrators, and the tax industry to fight electronic fraud.

The IRS is looking for qualified individuals who will serve three-year terms beginning in September 2021. Applicants should have experience in areas such as state tax administration, cybersecurity, and information security, development of tax software, preparation of tax returns, payroll and processing of financial tax products, management and improvement of systems and implementation of customer service initiatives.

The IRS also encourages representatives of consumer groups interested in tax matters to apply. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2021.

Appointments of qualified persons may be made by letter and received from organizations or from the persons themselves. Applicants must complete the ETAAC request and include a short expression of interest and curriculum vitae. Applicants should describe and document their qualifications, past and current affiliations, and involvement in cybersecurity and e-tax administration.

In addition, applicants must pass a tax compliance check, practitioner background check, and FBI criminal background check.

ETAAC is a federal advisory committee established by the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.

Questions about ETAAC and the application process can be emailed to [email protected]