Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee issues annual report with 26 recommendations to Congress and IRS
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) today released its annual report for 2023 featuring recommendations to Congress and the IRS that focus on electronic tax administration and cybersecurity.
The report was released at a public meeting at IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C.
“ETAAC plays a critical role for our nation’s tax system and taxpayers,” said IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel. “Members bring a wide range of perspectives on critical issues ranging from electronic filing and online services to identity theft and other security issues. Their recommendations help make improvements in the tax system. The IRS appreciates the hard work and public service provided by the committee members.”
Among its 26 recommendations, the ETAAC annual report advises Congress to provide timely tax legislation and consistent multi-year funding while it urges the IRS to prioritize IRS.gov modernization and search engine optimization.
The report illustrates the “journey of a taxpayer,” offering “ways to enhance the taxpayer experience and voluntary compliance.”
The full report can be found at: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3415.pdf.
At today's meeting, Werfel thanked six members of the committee whose terms are ending:
- Nikia Gainey, founder of Carriers Choice Logistics, LLC.
- Eric Inkrott, vice president of government and partner relations at Green Dot.
- Carlos Lopez, founder and president of Lopez Tax Service and the Latino Tax Professionals Association.
- Sherice McCarthy-Hill, director of payroll at Dartmouth College.
- Kim Pederzani, director of training & compliance at Dimension Hospitality.
- Lindsey West, founder and former CEO of Track1099.com.
ETAAC members represent various segments of the tax community, including individual and business taxpayers, tax professionals and preparers, tax software developers, payroll service providers, the financial industry and state and local governments.
The ETAAC operates under the rules of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. It works closely with the Security Summit, a joint effort of the IRS, state tax administrators and the nation's tax industry, established in 2015 to fight tax-related identity theft and cybercrime.