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National Taxpayer Advocate Public Forum Transcripts

"[You] ask people, okay, if you had the choice between trying to find the answer to a government question online, yourself, or just picking up the phone and calling somebody, which would you pre...

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson sits down with C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series to discuss the 2017 Tax Season

As tax day approaches, many taxpayers experience challenges in preparing and filing their tax returns. As part of a broadcast by C-SPAN Washington Journal’s “Your Money” series, N...

2017 Tax Forums will feature TAS seminars and the Case Resolution Program

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 lat...

2nd International Conference on Taxpayer Rights takes place in Vienna, Austria

  National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson convened the 2nd International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in Vienna, Austria on March 13 and 14. Hosted by the Institute for Austrian and Interna...

National Taxpayer Advocate offers up solutions to four common tax issues

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson recently sat down with Yahoo! in their New York office to discuss some of the most common issues taxpayers face when navigating America’s tax system. ...

Tax Scams: Don’t be fooled

Don’t be fooled by scammers pretending to be the IRS. Scammers target taxpayers and tax professionals each year in growing numbers. Oftentimes a scammer will contact you by telephone and alt...

Important News: Some 2016 refunds won’t be released until after February 15

One of the biggest changes for taxpayers claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) on federal tax returns for tax year 2016 is that any credit or refund...

Learn about claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help spread the word!

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) puts money in the hands of hard-working taxpayers and can be a significant financial boost for individuals, their families, and local communities. It can return ...

National Taxpayer Advocate Releases Annual Report to Congress focusing on a taxpayer-centric Future State that improves voluntary tax compliance

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson recently released her 2016 Annual Report to Congress recommending that the IRS revamp its “Future State” plan to adopt a taxpayer-centric focus,...

Do you have everything you need before you file a federal tax return this year?

There are several changes that might require some up-front actions by you, so that you are ready to file your federal tax return this coming year. The IRS has provided a listing titled Get Ready on...

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