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TRES - 246 - Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameInformation Reporting Program Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Treasury
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number246
Original Establishment Date4/11/1991Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date12/28/2018Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*35
Current Charter Date12/28/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief, Business Stakeholder Relations, IRS National Public Liaison
Date Of Renewal Charter12/28/2019Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date12/28/2018Designated Federal Officer First Name*Lawrence
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameR.
Specific Termination AuthorityIRS Decision MemoDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Mosblech
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*IRS Decision MemoDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(470) 639-3292
Effective Date Of Authority*4/11/1991Designated Federal Officer Fax*N/A
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Because information returns are a critical component of the voluntary tax administration,it is imperative that the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) understand the public’s perception of information reporting activities and remain apprised of problematic issues as they arise within the taxpayer community. Accordingly, the primary purpose of the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (“IRPAC”) is to provide an organized forum for IRS officials and public representatives to consider relevant information reporting issues to reduce taxpayer burden and improve administration and operation of the Information Reporting Program. Toward this end, the IRPAC conveys the public’s perception of IRS activities, advises with respect to specific information reporting administration issues, provides constructive observations regarding current or proposed IRS policies, programs, and procedures, and proposes significant improvements in information reporting operations in written reports to the Internal Revenue Service at least annually. In FY 2018, IRPAC made several recommendations concerning: Change of Business Master File Entity Addresses;E-Signature for Form W-9;Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; Practitioner ID and Identity Theft; Cryptocurrency Guidance; Reporting by Insurance Companies and Applicable Large Employers under IRC §6055 and §6056; Form W-4 2018 and 2019 versions; FIRE System Latency;Retirement Plan Levies; IRC § 6050S and Form 1098-T Reporting; Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act; Qualified Intermediary Agreement (Rev. Proc. 2017-15 and 972CG Penalty Abatement Process to name a few items reviewed in 2018.
How is membership balanced?*To accurately convey the public’s perception of information reporting activities, IRPAC membership must mirror the IRS’ broad and extremely diverse customer/taxpayer base. Accordingly, external stakeholder groups are frequently identified and analyzed to ensure representation across all industry/taxpayer segments. Each IRPAC member represents a particular segment of the Information Reporting Program payer and practitioner community. Therefore, membership selection focuses on a balanced forum and represents the IRS’ commitment to develop a diverse Committee based on several factors including, but not limited to, geographical location, stakeholder representation, and taxpayer segment, i.e., small and large business, payroll , preparers, academics, colleges and universities, banking industry and software developers. As a result, to maintain membership diversity, selection is based on the segment or group an applicant represents as well as his/her qualifications.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*During FY 2018, the IRPAC conducted one orientation session, one public meeting, and three working sessions. The orientation session acquaints new members with administrative procedures and responsibilities incumbent on each IRPAC member. The orientation also introduces new members to IRS programs and identifies issues carried over from the previous FY. The working sessions provide members the opportunity to meet with IRS subject experts for purposes of discussing issues, conducting briefings, and formulating recommendations. The period between meetings provides sufficient time to become familiar with past issues and recommendations, research and analyze issues further, determine and assess IRS feedback, and perform such additional investigation and/or research as necessary to develop new issues and commentary.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Information Reporting Program is essential to maintaining our current level of voluntary compliance. Key initiatives in recent years aimed at raising revenue and increasing voluntary compliance will result in an exponential increase in the volume and complexity of information returns required to be filed in the near future. Research has shown that compliance rates are highest where there is third-party reporting or withholding. Preliminary findings show less than 1.5 percent of wages and salaries are misreported. Because each Operating Division within the IRS relies on the Information Reporting Program, the IRS must ensure application of a coordinated approach when addressing information reporting. Information collected by the IRS must be maintained and utilized with great care. Further, the IRS must be mindful of the burden placed on taxpayers required to report the information. In an effort to ensure an efficient, effective process, the IRS created the IRPAC. IRPAC members, private sector experts, have been asked to focus their talents and expertise on improving the equity and utility of the Information Reporting Program. Through its recommendations, insight, and commentary, the IRPAC is integral to the overall success of the Information Reporting Program and has contributed significantly to voluntary compliance.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe four working sessions that are listed under "Meetings" were held to provide IRPAC members the opportunity to meet with IRS executives and subject matter experts for issue briefings, facilitate discussions, and to analyze and formulate feedback and or recommendations.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*1,494Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe committee has been in existence since April of 1991. The report makes fifty or more recommendations each year.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*26.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*1.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Through written responses, meetings, revenue rulings and published guidance.Narrative Description*The IRPAC committee supports the IRS'mission and strategic plan through recommendations on the processes that enhance the tax administration of information reporting. Members support the IRS by bringing taxpayer and industry perspective to the Service, and suggesting ways to reduce taxpayer burden and improve proposed IRS policies, programs and procedures for the Information Reporting Program. Information returns are a critical component of taxpayer compliance in a voluntary tax system.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$102,925.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$21,594.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs$2,411.00Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$126,930.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Small Business
Computer Technology
Information Technology
Schools and Academic Institutions
Federal Employment
Federal Government
State Government
Administrative Procedure
Information Reporting
Electronic Services
International Commerce and Investment


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032570Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2018
 COM-002138Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002163Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2016
 COM-004230Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004623Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2014
 COM-006016Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007394Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008445Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008935Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2010
 COM-010524Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2009
 COM-010568Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2008
 COM-012080Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2007
 COM-012392Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2006
 COM-014030Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee2005
 COM-014258Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee of the Internal Revenue Service2004
 COM-015900Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee of the Internal Revenue Service2003
 COM-016239Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee of the Internal Revenue Service2002
 COM-018168Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee of the Internal Revenue Service2001
 COM-018464Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee of the Internal Revenue Service2000
 COM-019903Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee of the Internal Revenue Service1999
 COM-020110Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee of the Internal Revenue Service1998
 COM-021893Internal Revenue Service Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee1997