Civic-minded Volunteers May Now Apply for the 2025 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

By Trish Svoboda

The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) is now accepting applications for 2025 from all citizens interested in serving their community and voicing concerns that affect U.S. and international taxpayers. No prior tax knowledge is necessary.

TAP members, who volunteer for a three-year term, are expected to dedicate 200-300 total hours per year to panel activities. The panel continues to impact the U.S. tax system, offering new members a unique opportunity to join this group.

“More people interact with the IRS than any other government agency, so TAP volunteers have a truly unique opportunity to give back to their community by advocating for ways to improve the IRS and improve the American tax system,” said National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. “TAP volunteers consistently work to identify issues, and most importantly, come up with solutions they can take directly to the IRS to get those problems fixed. Serving as a TAP member is not only rewarding it is important work and I encourage anyone with a passion for service to apply.”

Members of TAP are chosen to ensure a diverse demographic and geographic representation. This includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and an additional member who represents the interests of taxpayers who work, live, or conduct business overseas.

From its inception, TAP has been supported by the commitment of more than 700 members who have worked to enhance the IRS on behalf of taxpayers.

Those who wish to apply must have applications in by March 15th, 2024, to be considered. Visit USAJOBS for more details about how to apply to become a TAP member.

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