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NTA Blog: The Flood That Didn’t Materialize When the IRS Removed the Two-Year Period for Requesting Equitable Innocent Spouse Relief and Granted Relief More Frequently

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from t. . . read more Wed, 23 May 2018 20:30:00 GMT

Success Story: TAS Advocates for Taxpayer Facing Economic Burden

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. . . read more Mon, 21 May 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Practitioner’s ideas wanted in the 2018 Tax Forum focus groups

Each year the IRS sponsors the Nationwide Tax Forums, a three-day series of tax education and networking conferences for tax professionals in cities a. . . read more Fri, 18 May 2018 19:00:00 GMT

IRS Accepting Applications for 2019 Low Income (LITC) Taxpayer Clinic grants

The IRS has announced the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grants for calendar year 2019 is now open and will run through Jun. . . read more Thu, 17 May 2018 22:15:00 GMT

Tax Scholars and Officials Gather for the 3rd International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in The Netherlands

  National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson convened the 3rd International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on May 3 a. . . read more Thu, 17 May 2018 21:00:00 GMT

NTA Blog: A Problem of the IRS’s Own Making - Automatic Revocations of 1023-EZ Exempt Organizations

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from t. . . read more Wed, 16 May 2018 17:00:00 GMT

NTA Blog: Taxpayer Advocate Service Survey Confirms Need to Maintain and Enhance a Robust Omni-Channel Taxpayer Service Strategy

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from t. . . read more Wed, 09 May 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Success Story: TAS Advocates for Small Business to Receive a Return of Levy Proceeds

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. . . read more Tue, 01 May 2018 17:00:00 GMT

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 t. . . read more Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT

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 a. . . read more Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:00:00 GMT

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 r. . . read more Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:18:00 GMT

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 announc. . . read more Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:33:00 GMT

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 t. . . read more Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:00:00 GMT

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 Subcommit. . . read more Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:03:00 GMT

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

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from t. . . read more Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT

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. . . read more Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT

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 r. . . read more Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:00:00 GMT

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 t. . . read more Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT

NTA Blog: An Analysis of Tax Settlement Programs as Amnesties: A Discussion of Belated Alternatives to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and Recommendations for Further Improvements (Part 3 of 3)

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from t. . . read more Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:15:00 GMT

Disaster Relief: Many businesses have extra time to request a six-month extension due to winter storms

The IRS has a disaster assistance and emergency relief page for individuals and businesses, which includes special tax law provisions, to help taxpaye. . . read more Mon, 26 Mar 2018 18:30:00 GMT