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  • 2017 Nationwide Tax Forum Seminars available for CPE Credit
    If you did not attend the 2017 Nationwide Tax Forums this year, it's not too late to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits. There are 17 interactive, self-study courses now available for view at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online site, including downloadable PowerPoint slides and transcripts for each seminar. Certain... Read more »
  • NTA Blog: Caring about “Sharing” – The IRS Should Do More for Participants in the Gig Economy
    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 this blog post, I will discuss how the IRS has been dealing with a growing sector of our... Read more »
  • NTA Blog: IRS Policy Needs to Reflect the Reality of Retirement for Today’s 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. Unlike private creditors, the IRS has wide discretion to exercise its administrative levy powers. Internal Revenue Code (IRC) §... Read more »
  • NTA Blog: Appeals Should Accept Good-Faith Requests to Review Section 6702 Penalty Abatement Cases
    Appeals Is Needlessly Turning Away Even Good-Faith Taxpayers Who Seek Administrative Review of Rejected IRC § 6702 Penalty Abatement Requests 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... Read more »
  • Success Story: TAS Successfully Advocates to Remove IRA Rollover Penalty
    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. The IRS penalized a taxpayer for missing the 60-day deadline... Read more »
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  • NTA Blog: IRS Should Identify Potentially Frivolous Positions in the Letters It Mails to Taxpayers
    The IRS Should Specifically Identify Potentially Frivolous Positions in the Letters It Mails to Taxpayers, So As to Give Them a Better Opportunity to Correct the Positions and Comply with the Tax Laws Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina... Read more »
  • You can sign up for healthcare insurance coverage starting November 1
    Are you ready to secure health insurance coverage for 2018? Everyone will have an opportunity to sign-up for health coverage for next year starting on November 1, running through December 15, 2017. Whether you’re ready now or not , the Healthcare.gov website is equipped to help prepare you and direct... Read more »
  • Disaster Relief for Taxpayers Affected by California Wildfires
    Taxpayers affected by the wildfires in California that began October 8, 2017 may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The President declared that a major disaster exists in the state of California and as of October 16, 2017, the following counties are impacted: Butte Lake Mendocino Napa Nevada Sonoma Yuba Taxpayer who reside or have... Read more »
  • NTA Blog: Affordable Care Act Estimators - The Taxpayer Advocate Service Provides Self-Help Tools to Assist Taxpayers With Complex Affordable Care Act Requirements
    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. With the open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace beginning November 1st, it is the appropriate time to... Read more »