IRS Advocacy & Relations Committee 

Committee Objectives & Responsibilities

The IRS Advocacy & Relations Committee (IARC) acts as the AICPA's primary liaison with the IRS to improve the current tax administration system for the benefit of members, clients, the public, and government and:
  • Monitors legislative and regulatory activity related to procedural and general administrative matters
  • Develops technical and policy recommendations related to tax procedure and administration, including suggestions to improve and simplify tax forms and instructions, IRS publications, and taxpayer educational materials
  • Maintains an appropriate relationship with the IRS, Treasury, Congress, and other government officials
  • Serves as the primary contact with IRS on behalf of all Tax Division committees and TRPs when initiating dialogue on advocacy issues and discussions related to proposed solutions regarding tax administration matters

IARC also coordinates with the Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee on advocacy matters involving tax practice standards and professional ethics before the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and preparer oversight and procedure issues before the Return Preparer Office (RPO). They are responsible for submission of technical positions or policy recommendations to OPR and RPO.


2015-2016 Committee Roster

 Andrew Mattson, Chair  Moss Adams LLP
 Mark A. Van Deveer, Immediate Past Chair  Mark A. VanDeveer, PC
 Robert D. Adams  RSM
 Arthur Auerbach  Arthur Auerbach, CPA
 Walter Doggett  E*TRADE Financial Corporation
 Michael P. Dolan  KPMG LLP
 Karl L. Fava  Business Financial Consultants, Inc.
 Cheri Hutchinson-Freeh  Hutchinson, Gillahan & Freeh, PC
 John R. Keenan  Deloitte Tax LLP
 Frank Ng  EY LLP
 Kathy Ploch  Harper & Pearson Company, P.C.
 Jeffrey A. Porter  Porter & Associates
 Kevin R. Sell  Heiskell, MacGillivray & Associates, P.S.
 Barry B. Shott  PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
 Gerard H. Schreiber, Jr.  Schreiber & Schreiber
 Patricia Thompson  Piccerelli, Gilstein & Co.
 Chastity K. Wilson  CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
 Marilyn Young  Belmont University
 Melanie Lauridsen, Staff Liaison  AICPA






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