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TAS Attorney Advisor Christopher Lee testifies before Senate committee

Wed Aug 26 11:36:45 PDT 2015

Taxpayer Advocate Service Senior Attorney-Advisor Christopher J. Lee testified today at a field hearing of the Senate Budget Committee held by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.). The hearing was to discuss tax-related identity theft and fraudulent tax returns.Read more about the hearingRead the full text of Lee’s testimony...

TAS Abates Penalties due to Crash of USPS Truck

Tue Aug 25 07:25:00 PDT 2015

Every year, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. All personal details are removed to protect the privacy of the taxpayer. The Taxpayer Advocate Service sometimes has to get creative when helping a taxpayer, as was the case with a taxpayer whose return filing was delayed by a truck accident and IRS errors. The taxpayer timely e-filed his return, b...

Success Story: Quick Action Prevents Burden on Thousands of Taxpayers

Tue Jul 28 07:25:00 PDT 2015

Every year, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. All personal details are removed to protect the privacy of the taxpayer. Employees of a city were receiving IRS assessment notices because the city had sent inaccurate information to the Social Security Administration. One taxpayer got a W-2 that reported the correct income earned, but after using ...

New IRS Webinars on ACA provisions for Employers and Coverage Providers

Mon Jul 27 10:20:04 PDT 2015

The Affordable Care Act, or health care law, contains responsibilities for employers and insurance coverage providers. For employers, the size and structure of your workforce – small, large, or part of a group – helps determine what applies to you. Do you know what requirements apply to your business? If not or if you simply want to learn more, the IRS has announced a series of educ...

Nina Olson: Reviewing one of the worst tax filing seasons ever (Federal News Radio)

Tue Jul 21 07:01:15 PDT 2015

This morning, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson joined host Tom Temin on Federal News Radio. They talked about her FY 2016 Objectives Report, and especially the review of the past filing season, which was one of the most challenging ever.Listen to the full interview at Federal News Radio....

The Advocate Who Keeps an Eye on the IRS (La Presse)

Fri Jul 17 09:30:54 PDT 2015

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson was interviewed in the French-language newspaper La Presse. Below is a translation of the original article. By Vincent Brousseau-Pouliot Is the IRS always right? In the United States, Nina Olson has been keeping an eye on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Since 2001, the former tax law university professor and manager of a tax law workshop for the low-inc...

National Taxpayer Advocate Releases FY 2016 Objectives Report To Congress

Tue Jul 14 14:19:00 PDT 2015

Today National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson released her FY 2016 Objectives Report to Congress. The report identifies the priority issues that she and TAS will address during fiscal year 2016, including: Long-Term IRS Strategic Planning and Taxpayer Service The NTA expresses concern that the IRS continues to view itself primarily as an enforcement agency, with taxpayer service receiving less em...

Announcing the International Conference on Taxpayer Rights

Fri Jul 10 11:13:00 PDT 2015

The National Taxpayer Advocate of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is convening the Inaugural International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in Washington, D.C. This ground breaking conference will explore how taxpayer rights globally serve as the foundation for effective tax administration. Inaugural International Conference on Taxpayer Rights: The Bedrock of Tax Administration Washington, DC ▪ ...

If You Owe the IRS, but Can’t Pay: Currently Not Collectible [VIDEO]

Wed Jul 01 11:53:00 PDT 2015

Maybe you owe the IRS money, but because of your current financial situation, you can’t pay it back. If the IRS agrees with you, they can place your account in Currently Not Collectible (CNC) status. If the IRS determines that there is no ability to collect taxes from a delinquent taxpayer, it may place certain cases in CNC status. This new video outlines what you need to know about Curre...

TAS Focus Groups at the 2015 Tax Forums - Help us help you (and your clients)

Fri May 29 08:52:00 PDT 2015

Each year the IRS sponsors the Nationwide Tax Forums, a three-day series of tax education and networking conferences for tax professionals in cities around the country. These events feature the latest information from the IRS; news about tax law changes; the chance to meet with software vendors; and the opportunity to attend nearly 50 seminars presented by IRS employees and members of professio...