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Board Commends IRS for Five-Year Plan;
Long-Term Measures Highlighted

(Washington, DC) The Oversight Board is pleased with the release of the IRS Strategic Plan 2009-2013, which replaces the existing IRS Strategic Plan 2005-2009, and is viewed by the Board as a fundamental step for ensuring continued focus on strategic objectives for the U.S. tax administration system. ... | PDF PDF icon

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About the IRS Oversight Board

The IRS Oversight Board was created by the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (RRA 98) PDF icon, which was enacted to improve the IRS so that it may better serve the public and meet the needs of taxpayers.

The Oversight Board is a nine-member independent body charged to oversee the IRS in its administration, management, conduct, direction, and supervision of the execution and application of the internal revenue laws and to provide experience, independence, and stability to the IRS so that it may move forward in a cogent, focused direction.

Seven Board members are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate for five-year terms. These members have professional experience or expertise in key business and tax administration areas. Of the seven, one must be a full-time federal employee or a representative of IRS employees. The Secretary of Treasury and the Commissioner of Internal Revenue are also members of the Board.

This web-site is designed to address questions regarding the Board. We hope you find it helpful, and welcome your comments and suggestions.


Paul Cherecwich, Jr.
Chairman, Retired Corporate Tax Counsel

E. Edwin Eck
Dean, University of Montana School of Law

Robert M. Tobias
Director of Public Sector Executive Education, American University

Raymond T. Wagner, Jr.
Legal & Legislative Vice-President, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Deborah L. Wince-Smith
President, Council on Competitiveness

Secretary of the Treasury

Commissioner of Internal Revenue

Last Updated: April 29, 2009

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