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National Taxpayer Advocate Annual Report to Congress

Most Serious Problems Infographics

2012 Annual Report to Congress Infographics
The National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report to Congress identifies the most serious problems facing taxpayers and recommends solutions to those problems. These infographics display data from the report on topics such as the need for tax reform and the increasing problem of tax-related identity theft.


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About the Annual Report to Congress

The existing tax code makes compliance difficult, requiring taxpayers to devote excessive time to preparing and filing their returns, and leaving many unaware how their taxes are computed and even what rate of tax they pay. It enables sophisticated taxpayers to reduce their tax liabilities and provides criminals with opportunities to commit tax fraud; and by creating an impression that many taxpayers are not compliant, it undermines trust in the system and reduces the incentive that honest taxpayers feel to comply.

- Nina Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate

Executive Summary

2012 Annual Report to Congress Executive Summary

The Executive Summary includes a concise breakdown of key issues addressed in the report. Get a quick update on the most serious problems facing taxpayers today, proposals for new legislation to solve them, important tax cases in the federal courts, and extensive studies on easing the burden for taxpayers.

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Read the 2012 Annual Report to Congress