The IRS tells you what it thinks, but what about what’s on your mind? (No harsh language, now.) Anyway, maybe being a member of the IRS Advisory Council is of possible interest to you, and if so, it’s all spelled out in this announcement:
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced it is accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). Applications will be accepted May 1 – June 26, 2015.
IRSAC’s purpose is to provide an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss relevant federal tax administration issues. IRSAC members submit a report to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue annually at a public meeting in the fall.
IRSAC is comprised of up to 35 members who are appointed to three-year terms by the Commissioner. Applications are currently being accepted for approximately five appointments that will begin in January 2016.
Nominations of qualified individuals may come from individuals or organizations. IRSAC members are drawn from substantially diverse backgrounds. Membership is balanced to include representation from the tax professional community, including, but not limited to: tax attorneys, certified public accountants, enrolled agents, academia and the business community.
Applications should describe and document the proposed member’s qualifications for IRSAC membership, including the applicant’s knowledge of Circular 230 regulations and the applicant’s past or current affiliations. It should also include the proposed member’s dealings with the particular tax segment(s) of the community that the applicant wishes to represent on the council.
Applicants shall be in good standing regarding their own tax obligations and shall represent professional and ethical ideals. All applicants must complete and submit an application, a tax check waiver form and a resume. For those applicants deemed “best qualified,” FBI checks using fingerprints are also required.