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Forum on taxpayer service in Baltimore MD

Wed, May 18, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Sen. Ben Cardin, a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, convened a public forum in Baltimore, Maryland, to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. Approximately 30 people attended the forum, including, business owners, tax practitioners, and community based organizations. One panelist shared her p...

Alert: Beware of practitioner scams against taxpayers with limited English proficiency and certain non U.S. citizens

Wed, May 18, 2016

Reports have detailed unscrupulous preparers instructing their clients to make Individual Shared Responsibility (ISRP) payments directly to the preparer rather than the IRS. In particular, current scams focus on those who primarily speak Spanish and those with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN). So choose your tax professional carefully. The requirement to pay the ISRP (and the a...

Forum on taxpayer service in Red Oak IA

Wed, May 11, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Sen. Chuck Grassley, a member and former chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and current chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, convened a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. Over 50 people attended the forum, including farmers, tax practitioners, and community based organi...

Next Public Forum on taxpayer service needs and preferences to be held in Washington DC on May 17

Tue, May 10, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson will hold a public forum in Washington, DC to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. The Public Forums unites speakers from the tax community, IRS advisory boards, and nonprofit and government researchers to discuss the future state of the IRS.The public forum will be held Tuesday, May 17, at 10:00 a.m. in...

2017 LITC Grant Period Now Open

Thu, May 05, 2016

The 2017 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grant application period is now open and will continue to accept applications through June 20, 2016.The LITC program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, led by the National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. The LITC program awards matching grants of up to $100,000 per year to qualifying organization...

Next Public Forum on taxpayer service needs and preferences to be held in Baltimore MD on May 13

Tue, May 03, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Sen. Ben Cardin, a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, will hold a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. The public forum will be held Friday, May 13, at 10:30 am at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland. Members of the public and the...

Virginia LITC Director Michelle Drumbl delivers award winning paper on EITC compliance

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Michelle Drumbl, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Low-Income Tax Clinic at Washington & Lee University, won the award for best paper at the recent ATAX 12th International Conference on Tax Administration. National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, who has worked with Drumbl, said "I personally am immensely proud of Michelle. She is an accomplished legal scholar and a model advocate for...

Tax Analysts selects Nina Olson as one of ten Outstanding Women in Tax for 2016

Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Tax Analysts has honored National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson as one of ten outstanding women in tax. After receiving more than 300 nominations, Nina Olson was recognized as a global tax pioneer, influencing tax administration and policy every day. Nina Olson has been a pioneer in the tax field, serving as the voice of the taxpayer at the IRS and before Congress. Under her leadership, the Taxp...

Next Public Forum on taxpayer service needs and preferences to be held in Red Oak IA on May 5

Fri, Apr 22, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Sen. Chuck Grassley, a member and former chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and current chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations.   The public forum will be held Thursday, May 5, at 8:30 am at the Montgomery County Fam...

Forum on taxpayer service in Harrisburg PA

Tue, Apr 12, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Sen. Bob Casey, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, convened a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. Unfortunately, Senator Casey was not able to attend the forum; however, his Harrisburg staff members participated in the event. About 35 peo...