Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee
Type Of Group:Committee
Status:Accepting Applications
Reports To:Tax Executive Committee
# Of Meetings:4
Proposed # Of Members:15
# Of Vacancies:5
Current Chair:Kathryn Clymer-Knapp
Staff Liaison(s):Henry Grzes
 Group Objective
The Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee (TPRC) develops and monitors the professional ethical standards impacting AICPA members who provide tax services. The TPRC works with its AICPA liaison to:
  • Develop and review practice aids to help members maintain the highest level of ethical standards and quality control in providing tax services
  • Monitor developments on issues related to internal ethical standards, including AICPA Statements on Standards for Tax Services (SSTSs) and related interpretations and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Monitor developments on issues related to external ethical standards, including U.S. Treasury Circular 230, the Internal Revenue Code and other domestic statutory rules regarding preparer and practitioner penalties, sanctions and guidelines regulating the conduct of tax practice. Other standards promulgated by external bodies such as the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) are also reviewed to determine their impact on AICPA members providing tax services.
  • Act as subject matter expert on advocacy issues, in coordination with the IRS Advocacy and Relations Committee (IRSARC), on matters involving the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and preparer oversight and procedure issues involving the IRS Return Preparer Office. The TPRC also maintains a close relationship with the Director of OPR.
  • Collaborate with internal AICPA staff, committees and technical resource panels (TRPs) across the AICPA as needed on projects related to tax practice standards and ethics and other rules impacting non-attest services.
The Tax Executive Committee (TEC) liaison works closely with the TPRC on the review and creation of resources and keeps the TPRC abreast of happenings across the various committees and technical resource panels that report to the TEC.
Experience in issues surrounding the subjects of tax ethics, risk management and quality control in a tax practice

Current Group Members
MemberRole©Yrs Of Svc
Adams, TaraMemberYes2
Clymer-Knapp, KathrynChairYes8
Grzes, HenryStaff LiaisonYes9
Holets, DavidImmediate Past ChairYes7
Jenkins, EdwardMemberYes2
Jones, KarenMemberYes5
Karl, EdwardObserverYes1
Kirtner, RyanMemberYes1
Klein, KathleenMemberYes3
McGregor, SarahMemberYes2
Morton, DeanneMemberYes1
Pedersen, CynthiaMemberYes3
Sammon, AnnMemberYes1
Sansone, JamesMemberYes3
Schmidt, JenniferMemberYes2
Wise, DanMemberYes1