Jim Usseglio Joins IRS Taxation Advocacy Panel
Baker Newman Noyes (BNN), a nationally recognized top 100 accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Jim Usseglio, a principal in the firm’s New Hampshire office, has been named to the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). Jim will serve a three-year term alongside 75 members of the tax community, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and US citizens living abroad.
TAP is a federal advisory committee that serves as a voice and outreach resource for grassroots issues between the general public and the IRS. Aimed at listening to and identifying taxpayer concerns, the committee will make suggestions for improving IRS service, responsiveness and customer satisfaction. Members devote hundreds of hours yearly to the panel and work with IRS executives on priority topics. The panel includes teachers, engineers, attorneys, public administrators, home makers, accountants, law enforcement officers, professors, and retired military and small business owners.
“Historically, the TAP has played an important role by providing the IRS with input to improve taxpayer services,” said Erin Collins, IRS National Taxpayer Advocate and head of the Taxpayer Advocate Service. “This year, TAP’s input may be more valuable than ever, as the IRS works to implement the Taxpayer First Act and to assist large numbers of taxpayers facing challenges in resolving tax problems resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. I look forward to working with the members of TAP toward improving tax administration and taxpayer services.” In past years, TAP members have made hundreds of recommendations to the IRS that have helped improve assistance to taxpayers.
Usseglio has over 20 years of experience with international and public accounting firms, working in tax compliance and consulting for corporate, partnership, individual and trust income tax with a focus on partnership and New Hampshire tax law. He graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University with a BS in accounting and received his master’s degree with distinction in taxation as well as a certificate in advanced studies in taxation from Bentley University. He also works as a Certified Financial Planner, having earned his Personal Financial Specialist designation. He also serves on the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s Advocacy Committee and as an associate member of the AICPA Tax Division’s Partnership Taxation Technical Resource Panel and was recently appointed as a member of the AICPA Tax Division’s Tax Practice and Procedures Committee.
Taxpayers can contact Jim Usseglio and the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel by calling 1-888-912-1227 or via the Internet at www.improveirs.org.