Two Alaskans selected for national taxpayer panel

Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two Alaskans have been selected to serve on a new nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, the Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday.

Bruce Twomley of Juneau and Sherry Whah of Anchorage will sit on the 102-member panel. The panel will listen to taxpayers, identify issues and make suggestions for improving IRS service.

Twomley is chairman of the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission. He has negotiated with the IRS on tax issues affecting Alaska's commercial fishermen.

Whah is an income tax specialist and president of TaxHelp Inc., a tax accounting business, and also spent some time in the banking industry. Whah has volunteered her services as an instructor for tax training programs.

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