November 08, 1999
New Members Selected for the
Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service
announced Monday the selection of five new members for the Electronic Tax Administration
Advisory Committee (ETAAC). The group serves as a public forum for discussion of
Electronic Tax Administration issues, supporting the goal of encouraging taxpayers to
transact and communicate electronically with the IRS.
Currently, ETAAC is comprised of 17 members, whose two-year terms end in August
2000. The addition of these five new members will ensure continuity when the terms of the
current members end. The new members are:
- Sandra A. Abalos of Phoenix, Ariz. She is president and owner of Abalos and
Associates, P.C. Certified Public Accountants, which provides tax and accounting services
to individuals and small business. Abalos also serves as a delegate to the White House
Conference on Small Business and as the Region IX Taxation Implementation Chair.
- Theron Gilden of Seneca, S.C. Gilden started his own business, T. Gilden Tax
Service, more than 33 years ago. Using his extensive education in computer technology, he
pioneered computer-generated tax preparation service, setting a standard for electronic tax
- Peter E. Hosokawa of Englewood, Colo. He is president and chief executive
officer of CashTax Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of First Data Corporation. CashTax is
an out source provider of electronic commerce systems for tax payments, tax filings and
other government obligations. The company was the developer and processor of TaxLink and
is also the primary subcontractor to Bank of America for the Electronic Federal Tax
Payment System (EFTPS).
- Helen OPlanick of Manchester, Penn., is a partner in HELJAN Associates,
which has participated in electronic filing for four years. She is strongly committed to
using technology, using electronic filing for more than 70 percent of the returns prepared
by her company.
- John D. Stoller, of Encino, Calif. He is president/CPA of John D. Stoller, CPA,
Inc. Stollers experience includes four years participating in the IRS electronic
filing program. He was recently appointed the chairman of the Los Angeles CPA Society
The new members will participate in the next ETAAC meeting, set for Dec. 2 at
Washingtons Radisson Barcelo Hotel, 2121 P St. NW.
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