TAP has volunteer positions available starting in 2023. Recruitment open season runs from February 14 to April 8, 2022


Apply to be a member

Joining the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) offers a unique opportunity to participate in the improvement of both the American tax administration system and the IRS.

Become a Member

Are you willing to serve your country and speak up on issues that impact United States taxpayers? Are you aware of IRS customer service or grassroots issues in your community that need to be addressed? You can influence how the IRS delivers services to the public by becoming a member of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.

TAP is now accepting applications to fill member and alternate member vacancies in select states from U.S. citizens living abroad or in a U.S. territory. Selected applicants will serve a three-year membership term beginning December 2021, or be chosen as an alternate member to be considered if a vacancy occurs in their location during the next three years.

TAP Benefits

Locations accepting applications

TAP is accepting applications in the highlighted locations below. Select your legal residence to apply for TAP membership or to be considered as an alternate.
Members and alternates needed
Members needed
Alternates needed

The application period is now closed

TAP’s recruitment open season has ended, however you may sign up to receive a notification when the next TAP open season begins.