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Taxpayer Communications Committee

Our focus

The Taxpayer Communications Project Committee in partnership with the IRS’s Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) and Wage and Investment (W&I) Division will provide feedback from the taxpayer’s perspective related to: improving how IRS communicates using various resources to promote IRS.gov, mobile apps, YouTube, social media, etc. The committee is identifying additional methods that can be used to better and more effectively communicate with taxpayers including: an online option for taxpayers to request penalty abatement, seeking opportunities for IRS to modernize online account options taxpayers use to obtain tax information, and to interact with the IRS electronically. TCC seeks to identify how IRS can improve and increase its online services to tax professionals.

Committee members

Get to know the TAP the Joint Committee members.
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Hercules Iraklis Analitis
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Hercules Iraklis Analitis

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Patricia Anthony

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Marlon Bell

Since the beginning of his career with the Internal Revenue Service in 2009, Marlon has cultivated andmaintained an extensive knowledge of IRS policies and procedures. His extensive background with IRSaudits, equipped him with a skill set that allows him to understand and relate to various types of taxpayers.Through his rich work experience, Marlon is aware of the many challenges faced when dealing with theIRS. His desire and passion for people allows him to communicate effectively, in an attempt to bridge the gapbetween the general public and the Internal Revenue Service.

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Jim Buttonow

Jim Buttonow, CPA, CITP, of Greensboro, NC, focuses his consulting practice in the areas of tax controversyand tax administration. Jim’s website – www.irsmind.com – provides thousands of taxpayers practical insightin resolving their tax problems. Jim served as chairperson of the IRS Electronic Tax Administration AdvisoryCommittee in 2015 and 2016 during which ETAAC played a central role in promoting the IRS digital strategyto develop transformative technology solutions to systemic challenges in tax administration. Jim writesregularly on tax controversy and tax administration issues. In his articles, Jim focuses on delivering practicalinsights, advocating for IRS transparency and efficiency, and proposing innovative large-scale solutions fortaxpayers and tax professionals. For 19 years, Jim worked at the IRS, serving as a large case team auditcoordinator for 15 years. Since 2006, Jim has also been in private practice and has led product developmentand marketing for a successful software company. Jim also authors the Tax Problems and Solutions Handbook for CCH.

Lindsey Funair
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Lindsey Funair

Lindsey Funair is a strategic, long-term thinker with 10+ years’ experience of exposure to highly varied bestin class business models. She is a holistic, flexible, and rapidly adaptive lifelong learner with a passion foroperational excellence. Lindsey has built her professional reputation as a cross-departmental liaison andtrusted advisor.

Matthew Groff
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Matthew Groff

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Ai Lin

I have 7+ years experiences in private, government, nonprofit, small business and international taxationnoncorporation, small business owners and individual taxpayers. Other specialize project and services Ihad participating in preparing auditing document such as release transaction depreciation for the RevenueAgent Report from 1990 to 2000s.

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Leigh Ann Wood

Meetings & Events

TAP Meeting – Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:00 PM EST

The TAP Taxpayer Communications Project Committee will be discussing issues dealing with various avenues of taxpayer communications and public input is welcomed.

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Committee documents

Meeting minutes

June 15, 2020

 


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Meeting Minutes

March 26, 2020

 

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