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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...

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...

The 2nd International Conference on Taxpayer Rights convenes in Vienna, Austria March 2017

The second International Conference on Taxpayer Rights will be held in Vienna, Austria, on March 13-14, 2017. The conference will be hosted by the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law a...

The 2016 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums a huge success for TAS

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. The 2016 Forums featured th...

2016 Nationwide Tax Forum Seminars available for CPE credit

If you did not attend the 2016 Nationwide Tax Forums this year, it's not too late to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits. There are 13 interactive, self-study courses now available...

Four online ACA estimators help you prepare for tax time

Taxpayers and businesses can use these before filing their federal tax returns. Tax filing season will be here before you know it. As you plan and prepare your information over the next few months,...

New email scam uses fake IRS notices to solicit Affordable Care Act payments

Did you get a notice you thought was from the IRS? Make sure it is a real one before paying. The IRS has issued a warning to taxpayers and tax professionals about a new scam related to the Aff...

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