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  • NTA Blog: IRS Administration of the Section 965 Transition Tax Contravenes Congressional Intent and Imposes Unintended Burden on Taxpayers
    Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. When Congress passes legislation as comprehensive and technical as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), drafting and implementation... Read more »
  • NTA Blog: IRS Continues to Close Taxpayer Assistance Centers, Despite Taxpayer Advocate Service and Congressional Concerns
    Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. For many years I have reported on the state of service at IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs), formerly known... Read more »
  • New Tax Reform Changes Website Explains What Is Changing and What Is Not
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    You may know that Congress approved major tax reform in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on Dec. 22, 2017. The IRS is currently working on implementing this complex tax legislation that will affect both individuals and businesses. In light of the extensive list of items under the TCJA,... Read more »
  • NTA Blog: Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary
    Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. It gives me great pleasure to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) program. As... Read more »
  • NTA Blog: Tax Administration on the Twentieth Anniversary of RRA 98
    Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. Twenty years ago this week, the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 was enacted. This landmark legislation created... Read more »
  • Veterans May Claim Refund on Disability Severance Payments
    The Internal Revenue Service is advising certain veterans who received disability severance payments after Jan. 17, 1991, and included that payment as income, that they should file an IRS Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to claim a credit or refund of the overpayment attributable to the disability... Read more »
  • NTA Blog: The National Taxpayer Advocate Responds to Private Debt Collectors’ Contentions
    Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. Last week, I returned from vacation to read a press release from a newly formed organization consisting of private... Read more »
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Celebrate 20 Years of Taxpayer Service
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    July 22, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC). Low Income Taxpayer Clinics were enacted by Congress on July 22, 1998, as part of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. The LITC program today consists of 134 clinics in 48 states and the District... Read more »
  • 3rd International Conference on Taxpayer Rights Videos Now Available
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    Didn’t make it to the 3rd International Conference on Taxpayer Rights? Catch up on what you missed and enhance your knowledge of taxpayer rights on a global scale. Videos are now available from each panel discussion and presentation conducted during the 3rd International Conference on Taxpayer Rights. Experience conversations held... Read more »
  • NTA Blog: Overall the Filing Season at Taxpayer Assistance Centers Ran Smoothly, But Room for Improvement Remains
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    Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. In my most recent Annual Report to Congress, I focused on Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) as one of the... Read more »