Organizing and discussing electronic tax administration issues as well as assisting with communication between tax professionals and the IRS via electronic interaction is what the ETAAC does.
David R. Williams, the director of the IRS Return Preparer Office, had this to say, “ETAAC provides the IRS with valuable input regarding the development and implementation of effective electronic tax administration. The IRS is pleased with the continued support of the committee.”
These new members are taking over for the members whose terms have ended. All of the new members have promised to maintained the continuity of the ETAAC. These new members are:
Timothy Blevins, Mayetta, Kansas: Timothy is a consultant with CGI’s Tax, Revenue, and Collections Center of Excellence. Timothy has more than 30 years of experience in the performance, management and improvement efforts of government information technology solutions with the Kansas Department of Revenue: Division of Taxation and Division of Motor Vehicles.
Cyrus Daftary, Newton, Massachusetts: Cyrus is a partner with Burt, Staples & Maner, LLP. His responsibilities include: consulting with multi-national corporations and financial institutions on their compliance in the IRS tax withholding and information return reporting rules, developing and implementing tax software solutions for withholding and information return reporting, and authoring a three series treaty on E-Commerce.
Yasmine (Mimi) Nolan, Kansas City, Missouri: Mimi is the director of Tax Forms Management with H&R Block. She develops tax software, validates tax calculation software, and tests tax law changes for regulatory accuracy. She is responsible for a team that monitors and analyzes changes to the federal and state income tax forms, as well as electronic filing development, tax forms management, and quality assurance in systems development. Nolan is a member of National Association of Computerized Tax Processors.
Timur Taluy, Oxnard, California: Timur is the CEO of FileYourTaxes.com. He is responsible for the development of the user interface, the secure external interface and tax intelligence platform. He also supervises the activity that contributes to the accuracy of the final tax product. He is a member of Council for Electronic Revenue Communication Advancement.
Mark Steber, Sarasota, Florida: Mark will serve as Chairman of ETAAC for the 2011-2012 term. Mark is a CPA and the chief tax officer for Jackson-Hewitt Tax Service. He has more than 25 years of experience in the tax industry and is responsible for the overall tax service delivery compliance. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
The ETAAC sends reports to Congress regarding the progress of IRS electronic tax enterprises every June. The ETAAC began in 1998 by the IRS Electronic Tax Administration. The IRS was required to set up the ETAAC because of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.