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  • NTA Blog: Effective Use of the Offer in Compromise Program Will Save Valuable IRS Resources
    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. Effective Use of the Offer in Compromise (OIC) Program Will Save Valuable IRS Resources While Bringing Finality to Taxpayers When... Read more »
  • 2018 Tax Forums will feature TAS seminars, 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 latest information from the IRS, news about tax law changes, the chance to meet with software vendors, and the opportunity... Read more »
  • Success Story: TAS Successfully Advocates for Taxpayer Subjected to Repetitive Audits
    Every year the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. This story is only one of many examples of how TAS helps resolve taxpayer issues. All personal details are removed to protect the privacy of the taxpayer. TAS assisted a taxpayer who had been audited for tax... Read more »
  • IRS provides additional day through Wednesday, April 18 to file and pay your 2017 taxes
    Yesterday, the IRS experienced system issues and was unable to accept tax returns.  The processing systems are back online today. The IRS announced it will provide an additional day to file your federal income tax return and pay your balance due.  If your 2017 tax return was due on April 17,... Read more »
  • NTA Blog: What’s wrong with IRS user fees?
    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. The IRS has been increasing user fees to fund its operations. It recently increased or proposed to increase a... Read more »
  • National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson testifies on Oversight before several House Subcommittees
    National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson testified before the House Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules and Subcommittee on Government Operations Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Oversight today at a hearing entitled, “Continued Oversight Over the Internal Revenue Service.” The following is an excerpt from her written... Read more »
  • NTA Blog: The IRS Can Do a Better Job Providing Military Taxpayers With Accurate and Up-to-Date Information About Tax Issues They Are Facing
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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. As we near the end of the 2018 filing season, it is worth reflecting on the challenges taxpayers face... Read more »
  • Colloquium on Tax and the Sharing Economy at Villanova University
    National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson spoke to law students at Villanova University at an event sponsored by the Tax Law Society and the Women’s Law Caucus. A Pennsylvania native, Ms. Olson spoke about her unorthodox career path as a private practitioner, business-owner, social entrepreneur and public advocate. The following day, Nina... Read more »
  • Success Story: TAS Helps Disabled Veteran Receive Portions of Her Refunds from Three Years
    Every year the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. This story is only one of many examples of how TAS helps resolve taxpayer issues. All personal details are removed to protect the privacy of the taxpayer. While participating in a Veterans’ Stand Down event, a married... Read more »
  • NTA Blog: A Digital “Mailbox Rule” Is Required As the IRS Steers Taxpayers Toward Self-Help Digital Tools
    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. As the IRS steers taxpayers toward self-help digital tools, it is necessary to bring the “statutory mailbox rule” into... Read more »