The Internal Revenue Service is seeking qualified applicants for nomination to the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee also known as the ETAAC.

According to an IRS news release, the ETAAC is an organized public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues, such as prevention of identity theft and refund fraud in support of 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 the nation’s tax industry, to fight identity theft and refund fraud.

The IRS is looking for approximately 10 qualified individuals who will serve three-year terms beginning in September 2020. 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, according to the IRS news release.

The IRS also strongly encourages representatives from consumer groups with an interest in tax issues to apply, it added in the news release.

Applications will be accepted through Feb. 14, 2020. Nominations of qualified individuals may be made by letter and received from organizations or the individuals themselves. Applicants should complete the ETAAC application (PDF) 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. More information is available on Apply for membership on the ETAAC.

Applicants must complete and submit a tax check waiver form and pass both an IRS practitioner background check and FBI criminal background check, the release stated.

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

Questions about the ETAAC and the application process can be emailed to

Source: Internal Revenue Service