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I-R-S Looking for Civic-Minded Volunteers

The I-R-S is looking for you. Not for an audit, or because you owe them money, but because they could use some civic-minded volunteers. The Internal Revenue Service is lookiing to fill seats on their Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, which spokesman David Tucker says is a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies major taxpayer concerns, and makes recommendations for improving I-R-S services…

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The panel includes members from all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and each member is appointed to represent the interest of taxpayers in his or her geographic location as well as taxpayers as a whole. It’s a volunteer position, and you must be able to commit about 200 to 300 hours a year for three years. Tucker says to be on the panel, you must also be a U-S citizen, be current with your federal tax obligations, and pass an FBI background check. If you meet those requirements, you can apply online…

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The term starts in December. The deadline to apply is April 11–just four days before your income taxes are due.

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