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Committee NameElectronic Tax Administration Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Treasury
Fiscal Year2019Committee 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, 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 continued input into the development and implementation of the IRS organizational strategy for electronic tax administration. The ETAAC will provide 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. The ETAAC members will convey the public’s 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 will research, analyze, consider, and make recommendations on a wide range of electronic tax administration issues and will provide input into the development of the strategic plan for electronic tax administration.
How is membership balanced?*The number and membership balance of the ETAAC is not static and will vary depending on the IRS's needs and the work of the ETAAC. 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 represent a customer segment based upon topics of interest to those in the electronic filing industry.ETAAC members are representatives from the electronic filing community, including: tax practitioners, tax preparers, computerized tax processors, business owners and state tax administrators. 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. Individuals with experience as a senior official with a state agency, academia, or private industry are likely to have the appropriate level of technical expertise.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The ETAAC conducts at least one but no more than two public meetings, and several working sessions either face-to-face as budget allows or via conference call. In addition, an orientation session is held each year and specific issues being worked may require additional meetings.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*ETAAC provides continued 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 CommentAlthough we receive great information from the ETAAC, we determine how to implement their recommendations. We may scale back the implementation due to budget constraints.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*317Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe FY 2019 ETAAC Report to Congress (dated June 2019) had 10 recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*50.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentOver the years, the committee has duplicated or re-stated recommendations.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentOver the years, the committee has duplicated or re-stated recommendations.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentThe agency provides feedback to the ETAAC members during meetings, via e-mail and conference calls. At the ETAAC public meetings, IRS provides members with response to recommendations by category. A formal written response is given.Narrative Description*The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) supports the IRS mission and its strategic plan by providing suggestions to assist the Service in meeting its goal to have at least 80 percent of all tax and information returns filed electronically.
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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*$243,692.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$248,078.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$49,720.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$50,615.00
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$2,154.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$2,192.00
Total Costs$295,566.00Est. Total Next FY*$300,885.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.50
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 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