IRS Advocacy & Relations Committee

Overview

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.