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TRES - 5218 - Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameElectronic Tax Administration Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Treasury
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number5218
Original Establishment Date10/21/1997Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date3/18/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Branch Chief, Tax Pro Partnerships & Advisory Groups Branch, National Public Liaison
Date Of Renewal Charter3/18/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*John
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Lipold
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Public Law 105-206Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 317-6556
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1997Designated Federal Officer Fax*(855) 811-8021
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) provides continuing advice to IRS on the development and implementation of the agency's organizational strategy for electronic tax administration. The ETAAC provides 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 convey public perceptions of IRS electronic tax administration activities, offer constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs and procedures and suggest improvements.The ETAAC also provides an annual report to Congress on IRS progress in meeting the Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 goals for electronic filing of tax and information returns. The ETAAC researches, analyzes, considers and makes recommendations on a wide range of electronic tax administration issues.
How is membership balanced?*The number of members and membership balance of the ETAAC is not static and varies depending on agency needs. Each ETAAC member is appointed to represent a point of view from within the electronic filing community, including organizations varying in size and type. Each member may also present topics of interest to external stakeholders. ETAAC members represent taxpayers, tax practitioners, tax preparers, computerized tax processors, business owners, state tax administrators, financial service providers and the payroll industry. Subject matter or technical expertise in tax software and electronic filing as they relate to accuracy, security and privacy are necessary to accomplish the tasks of the ETAAC. Members are typically drawn from the areas of state taxation, private tax industry and consumer advocacy.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The ETAAC conducts at least one but no more than two public meetings, and several working sessions each year. In addition, there is an annual orientation session. Specific issues may require additional meetings.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*ETAAC provides continuing input into the development and implementation of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS's) strategy for electronic tax administration. ETAAC also provides an organized public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues. ETAAC members convey the public's perceptions of the IRS electronic tax administartion activities, offer constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs, and procedures, and suggest improvements.
Why close or partially close meetings?Some meetings are working sessions and members may have access to proprietary information.
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants 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*374Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis figure includes 57 recommendations in the Committee's 2020 Public Report.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*26.32%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentIn 2016, the ETAAC charter was amended to focus on identity theft and refund fraud prevention. This percentage reflects fully implemented recommendations since that charter amendment.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*1.75%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentIn 2016, the ETAAC charter was amended to focus on identity theft and refund fraud prevention. This percentage reflects partially implemented recommendations since that charter amendment.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*IRS executives and subject matter experts provide feedback to committee members during meetings, via e-mail and conference calls. The IRS also responds to the Committee on the implementation status of recommendations.Narrative Description*The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) supports the IRS mission by recommending ways to increase electronic filing of all tax forms and providing advice on IRS efforts to prevent identity-theft driven tax refund fraud.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$297,495.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$303,445.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$35,291.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$49,720.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$563.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$563.00
Total Costs$333,349.00Est. Total Next FY*$353,728.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.60Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.60
Cost RemarksEst Cost RemarksEstimated payments to federal staff assume a 2.0% increase in fiscal 2021. Estimated travel reimbursements are based on the actual fiscal 2019 number. Travel costs were lower in fiscal 2020 because of travel and meeting restrictions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Interest Areas

Computer Technology
Information Technology
Information Reporting
Electronic Services


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035136Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2019
 COM-032565Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2018
 COM-002124Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002151Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003922Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004308Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2014
 COM-006363Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2013
 COM-006780Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008148Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008604Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009677Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2009
 COM-010842Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2008
 COM-012334Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2007
 COM-012703Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2006
 COM-014218Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2005
 COM-014323Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2004
 COM-016195Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016293Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017865Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018461Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee2000
 COM-020014Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020389Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee1998