April 16, 1991
Commissioner's Advisory Group to Meet
The IRS Commissioner's Advisory Group will meet on April 24 and 25 at the IRS National
Office in Washington.
On the first day the group will review the IRS' experience in the 1991 tax filing
season and will discuss Compliance 2000 -- a developing IRS initiative to change the way
the agency plans its enforcement and education strategies. Also on the agenda is a report
on standardizing forms used for filing information returns, a proposal for a national
multi-agency wage reporting system and a current test the IRS is doing of a taxpayer
Additional discussion topics include:
- recently published regulations on penalties for tax return preparers;
- legal and ethical standards for tax professionals who prepare corporate returns as
- status of plans for electronic payment of taxes and electronic funds transfer proposals;
- an update on the IRS' coordinated examination program which covers the audits of returns
of the largest corporations; and,
- a status report on IRS efforts to improve the quality of correspondence with taxpayers.
The April session marks the first meeting of the Advisory Group since new members were
named earlier this year. The 24-member Advisory Group meets several times each year to
offer an outside perspective on a broad range of tax administration and management issues.
Members of the group represent varied interests and experience and advise on issues other
than taxes, such as quality and the quality improvement process.
The IRS recently named to the Advisory Group representatives with substantial
management experience outside the tax arena from Motorola, Milliken & Co. and Qualtec,
Inc., a subsidiary of Florida Power & Light. These private-sector companies have been
recognized for their excellence and leadership in providing high quality products and
services to their customers. Motorola and Milliken recently won the Malcolm Baldridge
Award for Quality; Florida Power and Light, the prestigious Deming Award.
The Advisory Group meeting will be held in Room 3313 of the IRS Building at 1111
Constitution Avenue, NW. The meeting will begin at 8:30 am on April 24 and at 10:30 am on
April 25. Space is very limited and anyone wishing to attend should call Raiford Gaffney
before April 19. Ms. Gaffney can be reached at (202) 566-3161 (not a toll-free number).
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