IRS Advocacy & Relations Committee
Type Of Group:Committee
Status:Appointments Confirmation
Reports To:Tax Executive Committee
# Of Meetings:2
Proposed # Of Members:18
# Of Vacancies:6
Current Chair:Rochelle Hodes
Staff Liaison(s):Peter Mills
Edward Karl
 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
Armstrong, GregMemberYes1
Caplan, RobertMemberYes2
Chambers, ValrieMemberYes3
Cooper, MattMemberYes1
Healy, JohnMemberYes2
Heroux, MarkMemberYes1
Hodes, RochelleChairYes4
Karl, EdwardStaff LiaisonYes2
Mills, PeterStaff LiaisonYes1
Petronchak, KathyImmediate Past ChairYes5
Porter, JeffreyMemberYes3
Rivas, RobertoMemberYes3
Simmens, ToddMemberYes2
Solodchikova, AlinaMemberYes3
Stigile, CoryMemberYes2
Wyzik, RyanMemberYes2