IRS News Release  
May 06, 1997

IRS Commissioner's Advisory Group to Meet

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service Commissioner's Advisory Group (CAG) will hold a meeting at the National Office; 1111 Constitution Avenue, N.W.; Washington D.C.; on Tuesday, May 20. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Room 3313.

The agenda, which is subject to change, includes the following topics:

  • Various IRS Issue Updates;
  • Reports by CAG Subgroups on Federal Tax Deposit Issues;
  • Early Resolution of Appeals Issues; and
  • Customer Service Initiatives (tax practitioner hotlines and potential uses and benefits of automated and interactive systems).

Due to limited meeting space, anyone wishing to attend should call Lorenza Wilds at 202-622-6440 (not toll-free). To have written comments considered, please write to Ms. Merci del Toro: Office of Public Liaison, C:I; Internal Revenue Service; 1111 Constitution Avenue N.W., Room 3308; Washington D.C. 20224. Comments may also be faxed to 202-622-5886 (not toll-free).

Editor's Note: A List of Cag Members is Attached.

           1996-97 Commissioner's Advisory Group
Linda Beerbower Burke, Esquire (TEI)*
Director, Taxes and Tax Counsel
Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA)
Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. Thomas P. Doktorski (ASPM)
Vice President
Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. Of NY
New York, NY
Mr. Robert Allen Duitz (NAEA)
RD's Tax and Bookkeeping Service
Campbell, CA
Ms. Sandra Steele Fitzpatrick*
Vice President, Ficke & Assoc., Inc.
West Newbury, MA
Mr. Harry S. Gross*
Continuing Professional Education, Inc.
Jenkintown, PA
Mr. Billy C. Hamilton (FTA)*
Deputy Comptroller
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Austin, TX 
Mr. Gary Iskowitz*
Gary Iskowitz & Co., LLP
Los Angeles, CA   
Mr. Herbert J. Lerner (AICPA)*
Washington, DC
Ms. Carolyn J. Podchaski (NATP)*
Podchaski Associates
Union, NJ

J.W. Rayder, Jr., Esquire*
Vice President & Counsel
Stephens Group, Inc.
Washington, DC   
Ms. Regina Yerby Rose*
Senior Manager
KPMG Peat Marwick, L.L.P.
Birmingham, AL
Paul J. Schaffhausen, Esquire*
Assistant VP, Federal Tax Counsel
McDonald's Corporation
Oak Brook, IL
Barbara L. Seymour, Esquire (APA)
Tax Attorney, Texaco Group, Inc.
Houston, TX
Frances D. Sheehy, Esquire*
Law Offices of Frances Sheehy
Coconut Creek, FL
William Stevenson, Ph. Ed. (NSA)
President, National Tax Consultants, Inc.
and Financial Services of Long Island
Merrick, NY
Raul Tapia, Esquire*
Murray, Scheer, Tapia & Montgomery
Washington, DC
Thomas D. Terry, Esquire (ABA)*
CAG Chairperson
Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, L.L.P.
Washington, DC
Ms. Beanna J. Whitlock, EA*
Plano, TX

*Denotes new member

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