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TAP Members

TAP is a diverse group of ordinary citizens from around the country who possess a sense of civic duty, patriotism, and belief in an effective and well-regarded taxation system. We volunteer our time and energy to improve IRS services and taxpayer satisfaction.

Our Leadership

As members of TAP, we are committed to helping the IRS improve it services by performing grassroots outreach activities by which TAP members were able to identify many issues raised by taxpayers.

2022 TAP Chair

Martha Lewis

Ms. Lewis retired after 25 years of honorable service in the U.S. Air Force. Currently, she is a VITA Site Coordinator for Pikes Peak United Way. She facilitates a permanent site at the local Catholic Charities and has expanded her efforts into a mobile VITA site as well. The mobile VITA site is a new concept for Colorado Springs and is the only one in operation to date. Ms. Lewis leads over 20 volunteers during tax season to assist low-income taxpayers in filing their taxes. Ms. Lewis also facilitates training for all the VITA volunteers. She is always looking for different ways to expand the VITA program and recruit new members into the program. Ms. Lewis was the VITA Site Manager for Malmstrom AFB, MT, from 2000-2005. She recruited, trained, and managed over 50 volunteers, working very closely with the local IRS in Great Falls, MT. Ms. Lewis has held numerous leadership positions throughout her tenure in the Air Force.

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Eugene Lillie

2022 TAP Vice Chair

Dr. Gene Lillie

I have been preparing tax returns since 1977. My experience includes all businesses, non-profits and Individuals. I have done estate work tax planning as well. I have taught at the High School, Junior College, College and post graduate levels. I believe in education, training and patience. I joined TAP in 2021. During my first year, I served as the Chairman of the Taxpayer Assistance Center committee. During my second year (2022) I am serving as the National Vice Chair of TAP with a new additional assignment of Outreach. Outreach is how we, as TAP members get known in our communities and develop new tasks for us to consider in our quest to improve the Internal Revenue Service. I am a PROUD Veteran and support that community every way that I can. I volunteer my time for Toy’s for Tot’s and several other charities.

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Our Members

TAP is comprised of approximately 75 members who volunteer to serve a three-year term. The members represent U.S. citizens from all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and a member to represent U.S. Citizens living or working abroad. These volunteers generally spend between 200 and 300 hours per year on member activities that further TAP’s mission to improve the IRS.

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