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Prepare Yourself: Scam Phone Calls

As incidents of an aggressive telephone scam continue across the country, the IRS warns taxpayers not to be fooled by imposters posing as tax agency representatives. To ensure you’re prepared, please review this article on IRS.gov, or visit the Taxpayer Advocate Service’s (TAS) Tax Toolkit to learn more. ...

NTA Named to Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People

National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina Olson was named one of the 2014 Top 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting by Accounting Today. The NTA is recognized for her ongoing quest to make the IRS better for all taxpayers, including her keen focus on the recently adopted Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Read the excerpt to learn more about the NTA’s work (free subscription required) or ...

NTA Releases Objectives Report to Congress

National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina Olson's FY 2015 Objectives Report to Congress, released July 16, 2014, identifies key issues, goals and activities TAS will focus on during the upcoming fiscal year. These include the implementation of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, resolving refund delays for victims of return preparer fraud, and the need for minimum standards for tax return preparers....

IRS Adopts Taxpayer Bill of Rights

The IRS has adopted a Taxpayer Bill of Rights, as proposed by the National Taxpayer Advocate, to make taxpayer rights clear, understandable and accessible for the taxpayer. Learn more about these rights on the Taxpayer Bill of Rights section of the Taxpayer Advocate Service's Tax Toolkit. ...

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Application Period Open

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) provide representation, education and advocacy on behalf of taxpayers with limited or low income as well as taxpayers who speak English as a second language. TAS is committed to making these services available to all eligible taxpayers throughout the country. If your organization would like to apply for a grant, please visit the LITC page on the Taxpayer Ad...

National Taxpayer Advocate expresses concerns to Congress about the IRS using private debt collectors

In a recent letter to Congress, National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina Olson expresses concerns about private debt collection and offers her perspective on the private debt collection (PDC) program administered by the IRS from 2006-2009. To access the full letter and learn why the NTA believes this program undermines effective tax administration and jeopardizes taxpayer rights, visit the Artic...

National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Submits Testimony on Impact of IRS Budget Cuts

National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina Olson today submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate about how repeated IRS budget cuts have diminished the agency’s ability to provide basic taxpayer services. The NTA also calls attention to the need for the IRS to make taxpayers more aware of their rights and help them deal with challenges such as identity theft and the tax-related provisio...

Taxpayer Advocate Service Seminars at IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

TAS seminars at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums enable professionals to get the latest information on important, pressing tax issues. This year, TAS's seminars focus on how professionals can advocate for clients. Learn more on the Taxpayer Advocate Service at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums page of the Tax Toolkit.  ...

Calling All Tax Reform Suggestions

Now that the 2013 filing season has concluded, we’d love to hear your suggestions for reforming the tax system. Share your ideas and suggestions with the National Taxpayer Advocate on the Taxpayer Advocate Service’s (TAS) Tax Toolkit. ...

National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Testifying Before Congress

National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina Olson is testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance about protecting taxpayers from incompetent and unethical tax return preparers. Tune in to watch the live testimony or read a PDF of her testimony on the Articles, Speeches and Testimony page of the Taxpayer Advocate Service's (TAS) Tax Toolkit. ...