The Internal Revenue Service seeks volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.

The Internal Revenue Service seeks volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.

The TAP provides a forum for taxpayers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to raise concerns about IRS service and offer suggestions for improvement.

To be a member of the TAP you must be a U.S. citizen, current with your federal tax obligations, able to commit 300 to 500 hours during the year and able to pass an FBI criminal background check. New TAP members will serve a three-year term starting in December. If you’re chosen as an alternate member, you’ll be considered to fill any vacancies that open in your area during the next three years.

Applications for the TAP will be accepted through April 27. Applications are available online at www.improveirs.org. Details: Call toll-free 888-912-1227.