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IRS Oversight Board Public Forum

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Welcome and Introductions: Paul Cherecwich, IRS Oversight Board Chair (1:00)

Panel Discussions

Panel 1: Hiring, On-Boarding and Enculturation of a High Performing Workforce (1:15 –2:15)

Moderator: Bob Tobias, IRSOB Operations Committee Chair

  • Colleen M. Kelley, NTEU National President, National Treasury Employees Union
  1. Danny R. Snow, Thompson Dunavant PLC, Memphis, TN, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants  
  • John M. Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service   
  • David L. Clark, Managing Director, Professional Development Program, Government Accountability Office 

Panel 2: Enhanced Approaches to Dealing with the Tax Gap Attributable to Small Business (2:15 –3:15)

Moderator: Raymond T. Wagner, Jr.  Board Member

  • Frank Degen, EA, Past President and Spokesperson, National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • Roger Harris, President and COO, Padgett Business Services/SmallBizPros, Inc.
  • William Comiskey, Deputy Commissioner Tax Enforcement, State of New York Department of Taxation and Finance, Federation of Tax Administrators
  • Roger Novak, General Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, National Venture Capital Association

Break (3:15 –3:30)

Panel 3: Corporate Board Governance of Tax Risk (3:30 –4:30)

Moderator: Deborah Wince-Smith, Board Member

  • Edward S. Knight, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NASDAQ
  • Loughlin Hickey,  Global Head of Tax , KPMG
  • Neil Traubenberg, VP Corporate Tax, Sun Microsystems, Tax Executives Institute and Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI

Open Discussion (4:30 –5:00)

Moderator: Ed Eck, IRSOB Operations Support Committee Chair

  • Larry Gray, CPA, for the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP): Oversight of Tax Return Preparers: A Major Step in Reducing the Tax Gap?
  • Tony Tullo, Director of Compliance for Automatic Data Processing (ADP) for the  National Payroll Reporting Consortium (NPRC): Restoring Fairness in IRS Penalty Administration
Last Updated: April 30, 2010

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