Madonna Business Professor Named to IRS Advisory Council

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LIVONIA, MICH. – Hussein Tarraf, associate professor of accounting and director of the accounting and finance program in Madonna University's School of Business, has been selected by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as one of 12 new members of the IRS Advisory Council (IRSAC). 

A certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner, Tarraf is president of Tarraf & Associates, PC, in Dearborn. He has been working in public accounting for more than 20 years, providing tax advisory and assurance services primarily to small-to medium-sized businesses and high-net-worth individuals. He also has worked in the areas of accounting audit, consultation, business planning, and taxation within several firms. 

The IRS strives to appoint members to the IRSAC who represent the taxpaying public, the tax professional community, small and large businesses, tax exempt and government entities, and information reporting interests. 

"I am delighted to have been appointed by the commissioner of Internal Revenue Service with the concurrence of the secretary of the Treasury to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council," Tarraf said. "I look forward to working with the IRSAC's very select group of accountants, lawyers, academics, and economists from around the country to advise the commissioner and recommend administrative and policy changes for the service."

Established in 1953, the IRSAC 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 and agency leaders with relevant feedback, observations, and recommendations. It will submit its annual report to the agency at a public meeting in November.