IRS Seeks Tennessee Volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

Internal Revenue Service - IRSNashville, TN – The Internal Revenue Service seeks civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), which is a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS services.

The TAP provides a forum for taxpayers to raise concerns about IRS service and offer suggestions for improvement.  The TAP reports annually to the Secretary of the Treasury, the IRS Commissioner and the National Taxpayer Advocate.

The Office of the Taxpayer Advocate is an independent organization within the IRS and provides oversight of the TAP.

The TAP is seeking members in the following locations: California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Puerto Rico and any other U.S. territory or location abroad.  The panel needs alternates for the District of Columbia, Kansas, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Applications for the TAP will be accepted through April 1st, 2013. Applications are available online at

For additional information about the TAP or the application process, please call 1.888.912.1227 (a toll-free call) and select prompt number five. Callers who are outside of the U.S. and U.S. territories should call 954.423.7973 (not a toll-free call).

You may also contact the TAP staff at for assistance.