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APA Member Selected to Serve on IRS Advisory Council

BY: APA Staff | 01/13/22

The American Payroll Association is pleased to announce that member and Vice President Jon Schausten, CPP, has been selected to serve on the Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Council (IRSAC) for a three-year term [IR-2022-09, 1-10-22].

The IRSAC, established in 1953, is an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss a broad range of issues in tax administration. The Council provides the IRS Commissioner with relevant feedback, observations, and recommendations, and submits a report to the agency at a public meeting each November.

“Jon is an amazing leader and team player,” said APA’s Director of Government Relations Alice P. Jacobsohn, Esq. “As co-chair of APA’s Government Relations Task Force Federal Issues Subcommittee, he has successfully encouraged other members to share their thoughts if by his welcoming smile alone.”

As Director of Payroll and HRIS for OneAmerica, Schausten is a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) with more than 20 years of payroll experience with union, multi-state, and international payrolls. He oversees payroll, time and attendance, HRIS, and HR Shared Services.

On issues before the IRS with payroll impacts, Schausten is an expert. His keen understanding of federal and state employment taxes has been an asset to payroll professionals in addressing COVID-19 relief measures. He also has led the development of meaningful APA recommendations on IRS draft forms and instructions, including the changes to Forms W-4, 941, and 1099 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

In addition to government relations activities, Schausten serves as an APA Vice President. He is also a public speaker and trainer on employment tax and other payroll-related topics. He was awarded APA’s Payroll Man of the Year Award in 2020.

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