Richard G. Larsen, distinguished professor of accounting at George Mason University’s School of Management was recently appointed to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). Established in 1953, the Advisory Council provides a public forum for IRS officials and the public to discuss key tax administration issues. The council reviews existing tax policy and/or recommends policies with respect to emerging tax administration issues, suggests operational improvements, offers constructive observations regarding current or proposed IRS policies, programs, and procedures.
Larson was one of 10 new members and a chairman who will join the 19 returning members of the council. Another 10 new members were also selected for the IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee.
Larsen teaches courses on Taxation and Managerial Decision Making and on Taxes and Business Strategy at George Mason. Prior to joining George Mason, he was a partner in the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young for 35 years (29 years as a partner). At the time of retirement, he was a member of the Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services group specializing in accounting for income taxes (including FIN 48 disclosures) and tax risk management.
Larson is presently on the board of directors of Tax Analysts and the Bureau of National Affairs Accounting Advisory Board. He is a member of AICPA, ABA, National Association of Corporate Directors and the American Accounting Association. Larsen holds a JD from George Washington University, National Law Center, Washington, D.C., and a BBA from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
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