AICPA Tax Executive Committee Chair to Testify on How to Combat Tax Fraud, ID Theft at IRS Oversight Board Forum

Contact: Shirley Twillman, 202-434-9220,

Washington (April 30, 2013) –
Jeffrey A. Porter, chair of the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) Tax Executive Committee, will testify on Wednesday, May 1, at the IRS Oversight Board Public Forum about combating tax fraud and tax identity theft.

Porter will discuss how the dramatic upturn in taxpayer identity theft cases is straining the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) resources, how steps the IRS is taking are helping to curb identity theft, what additional changes the IRS can make and what CPAs and other tax professionals can do to help mitigate the potential for tax fraud and identity theft.

For an embargoed copy of the AICPA testimony, contact Shirley Twillman at or 202.434.9220.  The testimony is embargoed until Wednesday, May 1 at 1 p.m. EDT

The forum is scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT in the 7th Floor Auditorium of the Internal Revenue Service Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.  Advance notice of attendance to the IRS Oversight Board is required in order to ensure access to the IRS auditorium.