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APA Members Appointed to IRS Advisory Council

BY: Alice P. Jacobsohn, Esq. | 12/19/19

The APA is pleased to announce that three members were appointed to the IRS Advisory Council (IRSAC). They are Martin Armstrong, DBA, CPP; Nancy Ruoff, CPA; and Kevin Valuet, CPP. They will begin their three-year terms in January 2020.

Armstrong is an APA Ambassador and a member of the Government Relations Task Force (GRTF) IRS Issues Subcommittee, Hotline Referral Service, National Speakers Bureau, Shared Services Task Force, and the Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force (SPLTF) Best Practices Subcommittee. He is the Vice President of Payroll Shared Services for Charter Communications. He is also the accounting and finance area chair for the University of Phoenix and a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals.

Ruoff is a member of the APA’s SPLTF Government/Public Sector Best Practices Subcommittee and the National Association of State Comptrollers' Payroll Information Sharing Group. As the Statewide Payroll and Collections Manager for the State of Kansas, she is responsible for paying wages and withholding taxes for more than 52,000 state government employees. She has played a lead role in implementing and upgrading her state’s payroll software system.

Valuet is a member of the APA’s Certification Item Development Task Force, GRTF IRS Issues and State and Local Topics Subcommittees, Hotline Referral Service, and SPLTF Best Practices Subcommittee. He is the President of the APA Northstar Chapter in Minnesota. He is a Senior Payroll Consultant for PayTech, Inc., a payroll and HRIS consulting company.

IRSAC participants serve as external evaluators of the IRS’s programs by offering recommendations on tax administration to the IRS’s four subdivisions – Large Business and International, Small Business and Self-Employed, Tax Exempt and Government Entities, and Wage and Investment. Armstrong, Ruoff, and Valuet join APA Director Emily Lindsay, CPA, CGMA, and member Martin Rule, CPA, in serving on IRSAC.

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Alice P. Jacobsohn, Esq., is Senior Manager of Government Relations for the APA.