IRS Selects 16 New Members for IRS Advisory Council


The Internal Revenue Service has announced the selection of 16 new members for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). These appointees will join 11 returning members who are in their last year of a three-year term.

The council members are scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. several times in 2007, with a public report to be provided during a meeting open to the public on November 15, 2007.

The 16 new members appointed to serve on the council are:

Herbert N. Beller, JD, is a partner with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan; his focus is on corporate tax planning and controversy work for publicly-traded and closely held entities. Beller resides in Chevy Chase, Md.

Marsha Blumenthal is a professor of Economics at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and works on small business and tax exempt issues. Blumenthal resides in Lakeland, Minn.

Michael P. Boyle, JD; LLM was a Vice-President, Finance, with the Microsoft Corporation working closely with senior management and had primary responsibility for the tax department. Boyle resides in Seattle, Wash.

Charles Christian is a professor at Arizona State University and currently serves as the Director of the Arizona State School of Accountancy. Christian resides in Tempe, Ariz.

Francis X. Degen, an Enrolled Agent, is the owner of Francis X. Degen, EA. His practice includes tax preparation and tax planning for individuals and small businesses. Degen resides in Setauket, N.Y.

Andrew B. Lyon is a principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Dr. Lyon is a partner in the National Economic Consulting group, which is engaged in a broad range of economic, statistical, and modeling services in the area of taxation, social security, health, and other policy areas. Lyon resides in Bethesda, Md.

Lillian F. Mills is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, focusing on corporate tax compliance, financial accounting for income taxes and earnings management. Mills resides in Austin, Texas.

Daniel T. Moore, CPA, is a senior accountant and Chief Financial Officer for the Moore Agency, Incorporated, where he operates the Accounting and Solutions Department. Moore resides in Salem, Ohio.

Robert G. Nath, JD, is the managing member of Robert G. Nath, PLLC, a tax firm that is nationally recognized in numerous aspects of tax practice. He has special expertise in tax litigation, controversies, procedure and representation before United States Tax Court, Federal trial and appellate courts, and state tax authorities as well as the Internal Revenue Service. Nath resides in Potomac, Md.

George A. Plesko is an associate professor of Accounting with the University of Connecticut, School of Business with more than 20 years experience in tax policy analysis in both government and academia. Plesko resides in Sharon, Mass.

Donna Rodriguez, JD, is currently manager of Donna L. Rodriguez, PLLC, where she operates a full service accounting and tax practice focusing on small to medium companies. Rodriguez resides in The Woodlands, Texas.

John S. Satagaj, JD, is the principal of John S. Satagaj, Attorney at Law, specializing in small business, trade association and tax matters. Satagaj resides in Leesburg, Va.

John Karl Scholz is a professor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison writing extensively on the earned income tax credit and low-wage labor markets. Scholz resides in Madison, Wis.

Philip M. Tatarowicz, JD; LLM is a partner with Ernst & Young, assisting the firm’s clients worldwide in multi-state tax matters. Tatarowicz resides in Hinsdale, Ill.

Eric J. Toder is a Senior Fellow with the Urban Institute and is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, performing and directing research on tax and retirement policy issues for government agencies and private foundations. Toder resides in Cabin John, Md.

George K. Yin, JD, is an Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Law and Taxation with the University Of Virginia School Of Law in Charlottesville, VA. Yin resides in Charlottesville, Va.

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