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IR-2008-144 December 19, 2008

IRS Names Seven New Members to IRPAC

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selection of seven new members for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee. The appointees will join 27 returning members who are in the second year or third year of a three-year term.

“IRPAC provides an important role in the tax administration process,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “IRPAC members provide thoughtful perspectives and recommendations on many information reporting issues that help us make the right decisions for taxpayers.”

The committee will hold its first meeting on Jan. 27, 2009. The following people have been appointed to serve on the committee:

  • S. Douglas Borisky is counsel with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, N.Y.

  • Elizabeth T. Dold is a principal attorney in the Groom Law Group in Washington, D.C.

  • Lisa Germano is the president, general counsel and co-founder of the Actuarial Benefits & Design Company in Midlothian, Va.

  • Joan M. Hagen is Managing Director, Financial Management Services, and University Chief Accountant for Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

  • Jerri LS Langer is a founding member of Cokala Tax Information Reporting Solutions in Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Emily L. Lindsay is currently teaching financial accounting and managerial accounting at American University, Kogod School of Business, as Executive-in-Residence in Washington, D.C.

  • Kathy M. Ploch is a tax manager for Zientek & Company, PC, in Houston, Texas..

The IRPAC was established in 1991 and focuses on information reporting issues. The committee’s purpose is to provide an organized public forum for discussion of relevant tax administration issues between IRS officials and representatives of the public.

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