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Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government EntitiesAgency NameDepartment of the Treasury
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number5266
Original Establishment Date12/22/1998Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date12/31/2018Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date4/20/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter4/20/2019Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date12/31/2018Designated Federal Officer First Name*Mark
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameF.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*O'Donnell
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*IRS Memorandum, dated 11/17/1998Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 317-8632
Effective Date Of Authority*12/22/1998Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 317-8814
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*mark.f.o'
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?*The Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) accomplishes its purposes by providing an organized, ongoing forum for the exchange of ideas between TE/GE personnel and highly qualified representatives of the varied and diverse stakeholders/customers of the Exempt Organizations, Employee Plans and Government Entities communities. The ACT facilitates the open discussion of current policy concerns and contributes to the development of innovative and cooperative problem solving strategies. The interaction between TE/GE officials and our customers in the early stages of policy and program development (1) enhances the development of more innovative and appropriately targeted customer education and outreach programs, (2) facilitates the development of more effective voluntary compliance and rulings programs, and (3) streamlines the policy and program implementation process.
How is membership balanced?*TE/GE received, and the EO, EP and GE functions screened, numerous candidate nominations representing the diverse communities of Exempt Organizations, Employee Plans, and Government Entities (which includes the Tax Exempt Bond, Federal, State and Local Governments, and Indian Tribal Government customer segments). The ACT consists of 10 members, including 2 members from the Employee Plans community, 3 from the Exempt Organization community, and 5 from the Government Entities community. To identify highly qualified candidates, we developed preliminary screening and evaluation templates that emphasized the importance of diversity and balance in the areas of subject matter expertise, experience and background. The screening officials also strived to achieve geographical diversity and our EEO goals as expressed in our charter. We then conducted interviews. The interview process addressed various diversity concerns as an expression of our commitment to achieve balance in the make-up of the the committee.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The ACT will conduct at least four working meetings and one public meeting per year, in addition to an orientation meeting for new members. In addition, subgroups were formed to address specific Exempt Organizations, Employee Plans and Government Entities concerns and these functional area subgroups will meet in connection with the four working meetings. Each component of the ACT takes part in regular conference calls, generally monthly, with TE/GE leadership and staff.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Before the ACT, no organization or structure existed for the expression of the diverse interests and concerns of those persons, plans and entities impacted by the work of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities function of the Service. Existing private organizations in the EP/EO/GE area generally reflect the interests and concerns only of discrete segments of the EP/EO/GE population, and the interests and concerns of some segments of the EP/EO/GE population are not currently expressed.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not applicable.
Recommendation RemarksN/A


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
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 CommentWe have reallocated resources in the sense that certain recommendations have caused us to take on projects -- educational as well as compliance-related -- that were not part of our formal annual divisional work plans.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe ACT focuses on technical, regulatory issues in the TE/GE arena, as well as giving advice on improved communication, outreach and guidance to the regulated community, with a goal of improving compliance with the law.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*388Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentEach year it has been in existence, the ACT has made at least 4 or 5 formal recommendations to the Commissioner of TE/GE. Typically, formal recommendations will break down into numerous sub-recommendations. The reports of the recommendations are available to the public on the IRS public web site, Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*52.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe ACT typically chooses topics for recommendation that are practical -- that can be effected by the IRS -- as opposed to making legislative suggestions, over which the IRS has no control. Most of the recommendations have multiple components and have been identified as completed, partially completed, pending, not applicable or not accepted.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*24.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSee comment above.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentPress releases and TE/GE newsletters are issued announcing the public meeting, the release of the ACT Reports, and ACT member vacancy solicitations. The Federal Register is also used for announcements.
Agency Feedback CommentFeedback on the status of implementing the ACT's recommendations is a regular agenda item during the working sessions. In addition, feedback is provided in regular monthly conference calls between TE/GE leadership and staff and ACT subcommittees.Narrative Description*The ACT consists of private-sector experts in the fields of employee retirement plans, tax-exempt organizations, tax-exempt bonds, and federal, state, local and Indian tribal governments. The ACT identifies tax administration issues in those areas, which are the responsibility of TE/GE to administer, and provides advice on how TE/GE should address them. The starting point for all their projects are the Service's balanced measures and the IRS strategic plan, with an emphasis on enhanced enforcement efforts.
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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*$21,237.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est 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 Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$21,237.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.15Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032566Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2018
 COM-002067Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2017
 COM-002170Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2016
 COM-003913Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2015
 COM-005254Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2014
 COM-006365Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2013
 COM-006412Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2012
 COM-008138Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2011
 COM-008591Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2010
 COM-010518Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2009
 COM-010821Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2008
 COM-012363Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2007
 COM-012686Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2006
 COM-014248Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2005
 COM-014479Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2004
 COM-016167Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2003
 COM-016245Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2002
 COM-017976Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities2001
 COM-018215Tax Exempt Advisory Committee2000
 COM-020073Tax Exempt Advisory Committee1999