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IRS Oversight Board

Calendar of Events


Aug 20, 2014
Board attends National Harbor IRS Tax Forum
Aug 26, 2014
Board attends Orlando IRS Tax Forum
Sep 10, 2014
Operations Committee Meeting
Sep 11, 2014
Operations Support Committee Meeting
Sep 16, 2014
IRS Oversight Board Meeting

ABOUT THE IRS OVERSIGHT BOARD


Treasury building South Plaza Hamilton Statue

The IRS Oversight Board was created by the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (RRA 98), which was enacted to improve the IRS so that it may better serve the public and meet the needs of taxpayers.

The Oversight Board is a nine-member independent body charged to oversee the IRS in its administration, management, conduct, direction, and supervision of the execution and application of the internal revenue laws and to provide experience, independence, and stability to the IRS so that it may move forward in a cogent, focused direction.

Seven Board members are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate for five-year terms. These members have professional experience or expertise in key business and tax administration areas. Of the seven, one must be a full-time federal employee or a representative of IRS employees. The Secretary of Treasury and the Commissioner of Internal Revenue are also members of the Board.

The Board has no enforcement authority, may not review tax returns, and can take no role in developing policy.

This web-site is designed to address questions regarding the Board. We hope you find it helpful, and welcome your comments and suggestions.

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