IRS picks new advocacy members

Friday - 2/18/2011, 5:26pm EST

By John Buckner
Federal News Radio

The IRS today announced 32 new members of its Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP).

The panel has a total of 102 volunteers from all across the country. The 32 were selected from a group of more than 500 applicants all hoping to provide important taxpayer feedback.

The panelists "provide the IRS with invaluable insights to ensure that the taxpaying public has a voice in the tax administration process," said IRS commissioner Doug Shulman in a release Friday.

The panelists focus on helping the IRS with topics such as wage and investment and small business or self-employed operating divisions.

Each panelist serves for three years and is expected to put in at least 300 hours of service a year.

For a full list of TAP representatives click here.

John Buckner is an intern with Federal News Radio.

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