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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Dennis Ventry Named Chair Of The IRS Advisory Council

VentryIR-2017-04, IRS Selects New Advisory Council Members (Jan. 11, 2018):

The Internal Revenue Service today announced the appointment of seven new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).

The IRSAC, established in 1953, is an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss various issues in tax administration. The council provides the IRS Commissioner with relevant feedback, observations and recommendations. It will submit its annual report to the agency at a public meeting in November 2018.

The IRS strives to appoint members to the IRSAC who represent the taxpaying public, the tax professional community, small and large businesses, academia and the payroll community.

The 2018 IRSAC Chairman is Dr. Dennis Ventry, Jr., professor of law at the University of California-Davis, School of Law in Davis, Calif.

Dr. Ventry’s areas of specialization include standards of tax practice, tax administration and compliance, tax expenditure analysis, tax policy, legal and professional ethics, whistleblower law, family taxation, and U.S. economic, legal and tax history. Ventry is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, the Law and Society Association and the National Tax Association. Ventry holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law, a doctorate in history (U.S. economic and legal) from the University of California -Santa Barbara, a master’s degree in history from the University of California-Santa Barbara, and a bachelor’s degree in history with a specialization in business administration from the University of California-Los Angeles.

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