January 27, 1997		          Contact:  Lisa McHenry (202) 225-7004


Washington, D.C. - The National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue Service will conduct a two-day public meeting on January 30 and 31, 1997, in room 2168 Rayburn House Office Building beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Commission is jointly chaired by Senator Bob Kerrey (D-Nebraska) and Congressman Rob Portman (R-Ohio).

The meeting will focus on the application of technology to returns processing, information access, and the IRS' business operations. Other topics to be discussed include the current IRS governance and oversight arrangements and best practices in tax administration. Witnesses before the Commission on January 30 include:

Best Practices in Tax Administration and Modernization
Peter Simpson, Second Commissioner for the Australian Taxation Office
Harley Duncan, Executive Director of the Federation of Tax Administrators

Application of Technology to Returns Processing
John Dalrymple, IRS Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy Chief,
Taxpayer Services
Frank Salizoni, President and CEO, H&R Block
Joe Lane, National Association of Enrolled Agents
John R. Galvin, Vice President, Tax Related Products, Banc One

Application of Technology to Improve Information Access
Arthur Gross, IRS Chief Information Officer
Professor Mary Lacity, University of Missouri
Professor Leslie Willcocks, Templeton College, Oxford University
Jerry Barloco, USAA
Dan Schutzer, Citicorp

The panelists on January 31 will be:

Technical Management of Technology
Arthur Gross, IRS Chief Information Officer
Chris Hoenig, General Accounting Office
Professor Leslie Willcocks, Templeton College, Oxford University

Current IRS Governance and Oversight Arrangements
Scout Gould, Deputy Asst. Secretary of Administration, Department of Treasury
Margaret Milner Richardson, IRS Commissioner
Potential Congressional Witnesses