The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is seeking applicants to fill a tribal government representative vacancy on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). The ACT is an organized public forum that allows the IRS and representatives to gain input from specific constituencies on issues impacting tribal, federal, state, and local governments. The subcommittee representatives on the Indian Tribal Government (ITG) committee provide important services to both Indian Country and to the IRS through research, identification of key issues unique to tribal governments, outreach and education assistance to tribal governments in understanding federal tax matters, and coordination with IRS divisions and oversight entities.
The IRS decided to keep the ITG in place after tribal governments, NAFOA and partner organizations sent comment letters to the Department of Treasury requesting that the ITG committee remain intact in order to enable the IRS to make informed decisions that affect tribal governments.
ACT committee members are appointed by the Department of the Treasury and serve three-year terms, beginning in June 2017. Applicants must complete the ACT Membership Application Form 12339-C and fax it to (888) 269-7419 by September 26, 2016.
For questions or comments please contact Jennifer Parisien at Jennifer@nafoa.org or (202) 558-8040.