Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

2014 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Recruitment Period Closed

The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's (TAP) 2014 membership application period closed on April 12, 2014. TAP sincerely thanks all applicants who expressed interest in volunteering to further TAP’s mission to improve the IRS. During the open recruiting period, from March 7, 2014 through April 12, 2014, TAP received more than 350 applications for Panel membership from American taxpayers, including U.S. citizens living abroad or in a U.S. territory to raise awareness of tax issues facing international taxpayers.


TAP is a group of volunteers dedicated to helping the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) identify ways to improve customer service and satisfaction. TAP is a Federal Advisory committee established in 2002 under the authority of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel listens to taxpayers, identifies taxpayers' issues, and makes suggestions for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction.

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By the Numbers



TAP recommendations submitted to the IRS since 2002


Outreach events completed in 2012



Pennsylvania resident selected for IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
(Westmoreland Times, April 11, 2014)

IRS reaching out for advisory panel volunteers
(Napa Valley Register, March 14, 2014)

IRS asks Oregonians to help out the Taxman
(The Oregonian, March 13, 2014)

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