Applying for the Coolest Volunteer Position Ever! Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council

I read a post today on the Tax Policy Blog which now has me applying for the coolest position ever. Be forewarned, this position is only cool for finance and tax tools.

Apparently the IRS is accepting applications for membership in the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) for a three year term beginning January 2010.

Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC)

I have never heard of this group, but the IRS explains,

IRSAC is comprised of no more than thirty (35) members.  It is important that the IRSAC continue to represent a diverse taxpayer and stakeholder base.

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IRSAC’s role is to provide an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss relevant tax administrative issues.  The council suggests operational improvements, offers constructive observations about IRS’ current or proposed policies, programs, and procedures, and advises the IRS on particular issues having substantive effect on federal tax administration.

Requirements to Join the IRSAC

The requirements?

Applicants must have a strong tax or business background, excellent communications skills, practical tax administration experience and knowledge, and the ability to interact in a diversified environment.  To be fully considered, an applicant’s background should include several of the following:

  • Application of tax law expertise to resolve complex tax issues;
  • Development and implementation of customer service initiatives and tools;
  • Systems management and improvement, and change management;
  • Establishment of successful strategic partnerships; and
  • Demonstrated ability to examine situations from a “macro” perspective.

Am I likely to be chosen? Probably not considering they only accept 35…but what the hell, right?  If anyone knows anyone at the IRS (in the good way! Not the I just got audited way) put in the good word.

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