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NTA Blog: LITC Program Office’s Latest Report Details Tireless Work of Those Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Fri, Dec 08, 2017

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. This week, 219 people from 134 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are gathering in Washington, D.C., to attend the annual training conference of LITC grant award re...

NTA Blog: Taxpayer Assistance Center Service Continues to Decline, Impairing Taxpayers’ Ability to Receive In-Person Assistance

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

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 other day, I came across an interesting item in the news, describing that for the first time in its history, Macy’s was only letting people with appointmen...

NTA Blog: Thanksgiving wishes from the National Taxpayer Advocate

Wed, Nov 22, 2017

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 all pause to give thanks at the beginning of this holiday season, I’d like to share with you a few things for which I am grateful. I am thankful to live ...

The 2017 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums a success for TAS

Tue, Nov 21, 2017

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 2017 Tax Forums featured the latest information from the IRS, news about tax law changes, a chance to meet with software vendors, and the opportunity to attend seminars presented by IRS and TAS employees in addition to memb...

Success Story: TAS Advocates for Release of Levy due to Hardship

Mon, Nov 20, 2017

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 received an inquiry from a local congressional office for a taxpayer whose bank account had been levied by the IRS after substitute tax returns ha...

2017 Nationwide Tax Forum Seminars available for CPE Credit

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

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 courses may be viewed at no cost, allowing you to obtain pert...

NTA Blog: Caring about “Sharing” – The IRS Should Do More for Participants in the Gig Economy

Wed, Nov 15, 2017

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 economy called the “sharing” economy (also known as the gig e...

NTA Blog: IRS Policy Needs to Reflect the Reality of Retirement for Today’s Taxpayers

Wed, Nov 08, 2017

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) § 6331(a) says the IRS can general...

NTA Blog: Appeals Should Accept Good-Faith Requests to Review Section 6702 Penalty Abatement Cases

Wed, Nov 01, 2017

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 www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. In last week&rsquo...

Success Story: TAS Successfully Advocates to Remove IRA Rollover Penalty

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

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 for rolling over an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The taxpayer was adamant that th...