Volunteer for the IRS?
It’s no joke.
The Internal Revenue Service is looking for Nebraskans and Iowans willing to serve on a Taxpayer Advocacy Panel to listen to taxpayers, find key issues and make recommendations for improving IRS services.
The agency is seeking volunteers from 16 other states and U.S. territories. The panel’s reports go to the U.S. Treasury secretary, the IRS commissioner and the National Taxpayer Advocate.
"In trying to comply with an increasingly complex tax system, taxpayers may find they need different services than the IRS is currently providing," said National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson.
The panel provides direct taxpayer perspective and recommendations.
People can volunteer if they are U.S. citizens, are current with their tax obligations, can pass an FBI background check and can commit to 200 to 300 hours during the year.
Panel members and alternates will serve for three years starting in December.
To apply, go to www.improveirs.org. For more information, call 888-912-1227 and select prompt No. 5. For assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.