IRS Advocacy & Relations Committee
Type Of Group:Committee
Status:Applications Complete
Reports To:Tax Executive Committee
# Of Meetings:2
Proposed # Of Members:18
# Of Vacancies:9
Current Chair:Kathy Petronchak
Staff Liaison(s):Melanie Lauridsen
 Group Objective

Monitor legislative and regulatory activity related to procedural and general administrative matters. Develop technical and policy recommendations related to tax procedure and administration, including suggestions to improve and simplify tax forms and instructions, IRS publications, and taxpayer educational materials. Maintain appropriate relationships with the IRS, Treasury, Congress and other government officials. Serve as the primary contact with IRS on behalf of all Tax Division committees and TRPs when initiating dialogue on advocacy issues and discussions related to proposed solutions regarding tax administration matters. Coordinate with the Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee on advocacy matters involving tax practice standards and professional ethics before the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and preparer oversight and procedure issues before the Return Preparer Office (RPO). Responsible for submission of technical positions or policy recommendations to OPR and RPO.

Previous experience in tax, tax administration, and various other areas.

Current Group Members
MemberRole©Yrs Of Svc
Caplan, RobertMemberYes1
Chambers, ValrieMemberYes2
Dolan, MichaelMemberYes15
Hodes, RochelleVice ChairYes3
Keenan, JohnMemberYes7
Lauridsen, MelanieStaff LiaisonYes9
Petronchak, KathyChairYes4
Porter, JeffreyMemberYes2
Rivas, RobertoMemberYes2
Simmens, ToddMemberYes1
Solodchikova, AlinaMemberYes2
Stigile, CoryMemberYes1
Taylor, DavidMemberYes3
Wielobob, KirstenMemberNo1
Wyzik, RyanMemberYes1