IRS searches for volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

IRS searches for volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

CREATED Apr 13, 2012

Web Producer: Amber Sumpter
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Internal Revenue Service is seeking volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP).

TAP is a federal advisory committee that identifies key issues involving taxpayers. They pass recommendations along to improve the IRS service.

TAP reports annually to the Secretary of the Treasury, the IRS commissioner and the National Taxpayer Advocade.

“TAP is vital because it provides the IRS with the taxpayers’ perspective as well as recommendations for improvement," National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson explains, "This will help the IRS deliver the best possible service to assist taxpayers in meeting their tax obligations.”

Members of TAP must be U.S. citizens and current with your federal tax obligations. To be a member of TAP you must be able to commit 300 to 500 hours a year, be able to pass an FBI criminal background check and serve a three-year term beginning December 2012.

The TAP is looking for members in the following locations: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Applications for the TAP will be accepted through April 27, 2012. Applications are available online at www.improveirs.org.  For additional information about the TAP or the application process, please call toll-free 888-912-1227.