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Sharing Economy Tax Information

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Many taxpayers work or engage in services that are considered to be a part of the gig or shared economy services. These services often originate through peer-to-peer interactions such as ride-share … more

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson sits down with C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series to discuss the 2017 Tax Season

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As tax day approaches, many taxpayers experience challenges in preparing and filing their tax returns. As part of a broadcast by C-SPAN Washington Journal’s “Your Money” series, National Taxpayer … more

IRS provides additional day through Wednesday, April 18 to file and pay your 2017 taxes

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Yesterday, the IRS experienced system issues and was unable to accept tax returns.  The processing systems are back online today. The IRS announced it will provide an additional day to file your … more

Success Story: TAS Successfully Advocates for Taxpayer Subjected to Repetitive Audits

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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 … more

Refund Offsets

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Your tax return may show you’re due a refund from the IRS. However, if you owe a federal tax debt from a prior tax year, or a debt to another federal agency, or certain debts under state law, the IRS … more

Locating a Refund

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If you filed a tax return and are expecting a refund from the IRS, you may want to find out the status of the refund, or at least get an idea of when you might receive it. The IRS issues most refunds … more

Cancellation of Debt

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If you owe a debt to someone who cancels or forgives all or some of the debt, you're treated as having received income for income tax purposes, and you may have to pay tax on this income.

A debt … more

Tax Forum Seminars Available for CPE Credit

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Seminars from prior Tax Forums are available at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO). Tax professionals can earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits through self-study seminars … more

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

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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, … more

The IRS’s New Passport Program: How Lack of Notice Harms Taxpayers (Part 2 of 2)

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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. … more

Held or Stopped Refunds

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The IRS issues most refunds in fewer than 21 calendar days. You can check the status of your refund with “Where’s my refund?” on IRS.gov or the IRS2Go mobile app.

The PATH Act made the following … more

Successful IRS Nationwide Tax Forums 2015

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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 forums feature the latest … more

Colloquium on Tax and the Sharing Economy at Villanova University

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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 Law Caucus. A Pennsylvania native, Ms. Olson spoke … more

NTA Blog: The National Taxpayer Advocate Responds to Private Debt Collectors’ Contentions

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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. … more

In Recognition of Public Service - Some Success Stories

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This week is Public Service Recognition week, and in that spirit, we wanted to share some stories that highlight how Taxpayer Advocate Service employees work for you and all taxpayers. The Taxpayer … more

National Taxpayer Advocate Releases FY 2016 Objectives Report To Congress

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Today National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson released her FY 2016 Objectives Report to Congress. The report identifies the priority issues that she and TAS will address during fiscal year 2016, … more

IRS tax booklets at libraries? Not anymore (Indianapolis Star)

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The IRS is cutting back dramatically on the amount of printed tax materials it creates. This means that taxpayers used to getting copies of their forms at public institutions like libraries are … more

NTA Blog: TAS Research Shows that Education Improves EITC Compliance

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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. … more

NTA Blog: EITC - How a Simple Educational Letter Can Help Avert Noncompliance

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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. … more

2015 ARC

2015 Annual Report To Congress

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The 2015 Annual report to Congress expresses concern that the IRS may be on the verge of dramatically scaling back telephone and face-to-face service it has provided for decades to assist the nation’s 150 million individual taxpayers and 11 million business entities in complying with their tax obligations. The report reiterates a recommendation the Advocate made in June that the IRS release its “Future State” plan documents, provide additional detail about their anticipated impact on taxpayer service operations, and solicit comments from the public. The report also recommends that Congress conduct oversight hearings on the plan. more

National Taxpayer Advocate Shares Tax Filing Season Tips, Issues and Solutions

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National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson recently shared tax filing tips and addressed issues taxpayers may face during the tax filing season this year during a series of interviews on the tax filing … more

FY2016 Objectives Report to Congress

Volume II

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In her 2014 Annual Report to Congress the National Taxpayer Advocate identified, analyzed, and offered recommendations to assist the IRS and Congress in resolving 23 of the most serious problems ( … more

I don't have my refund

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What should I do?

If you were expecting a tax refund and it hasn’t arrived, there are many reasons why it could be delayed or it hasn't been delivered.

First, check your refund status

It’s helpful … more

The National Taxpayer Advocate Hosts Inaugural Conversation Series with International Tax Researchers

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National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina E. Olson, recently commenced a series of tax administration conversations she is conducting with panels of experts across various disciplines where they discuss … more

Nuevo Sitio Web Sobre Cambios en la Reforma de Impuestos que Explica qué está Cambiando y qué no

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NUEVO (12/13/2018):El formulario 1040 de 2018, los anexos y las instrucciones ya están disponibles. Nuestro sitio web de Cambios en la Reforma de Impuestos muestra dónde se pueden … more

TAS office intake numbers are being used in scam calls to taxpayers

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Certain TAS telephone numbers are being used in a spoofing scam. Taxpayers are targeted by either robocalls or live solicitors claiming to be with TAS or the IRS. The caller ID displays a TAS number, … more

Brookings: How do IRS budget cuts affect taxpayers and the tax system?

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National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson recently appeared as part of a panel of experts at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. The panel discussion, addressing the question “How do IRS budget cuts … more

File Your 2014 Tax Return Immediately to Ensure You Can Receive the Benefit of Advance Payments of the Premium Tax Credit in 2016

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The IRS issued a Health Care Tax Tip urging taxpayers who received the benefit of advance payments of the premium tax credit (PTC) in 2014 under the health care law to file their federal tax returns, … more

Nina Olson on the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (Tax Notes Live)

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National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson was interviewed by Tax Analysts reporter Bill Hoffman for Tax Notes Live, a weekly show highlighting news in tax.

NTA Nina Olson discussed the IRS’s adoption of … more

Tax Notes podcast features an interview with the National Taxpayer Advocate

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On April 11, National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina Olson sat down with a senior reporter from Tax Notes, an online publication for tax professionals, to record an interview about the filing season … more

2016 Tax Forums feature TAS seminars and case resolution

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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. These events feature the … more

Nina Olson Stands Up for Taxpayer Rights (Tax Analysts)

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In advance of the International Conference on Taxpayer Rights, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson sat down with Tax Analysts' William Hoffman to talk about differences between taxpayer rights … more

Five tips for individuals navigating the Health Care law tax filing requirements

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The IRS recently released a Health Care Tax Tip to assist individuals in navigating the filing requirements related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Some of the tips the IRS mentions:

Don’t send … more

National Taxpayer Advocate offers up solutions to four common tax issues

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National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson recently sat down with Yahoo! in their New York office to discuss some of the most common issues taxpayers face when navigating America’s tax system. She … more

Success Story: Taxpayer Advocate Service’s persistence reduces tax debt

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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’s tax issues. All personal … more

Learn about claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help spread the word!

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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) puts money in the hands of hard-working taxpayers and can be a significant financial boost for individuals, their families, and local communities. It can return as … more

Affordable Care Act Payment Scam Involving Tax Preparers

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The IRS is warning taxpayers that some tax preparers are improperly telling their clients to make Individual Shared Responsibility Payments directly to them, instead of to the Treasury with their tax … more

FY2016 Objectives Report to Congress

News Release

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National Taxpayer Advocate Reviews Filing Season and Identifies Priority Areas and Challenges in Mid-Year Report to Congress

IR-2015-97, July 15, 2015WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. … more

Next Public Forum on taxpayer service to be held in Harrisburg PA on April 8

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National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Sen. Bob Casey, Ranking  Member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, will hold a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want … more

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

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  National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson convened the 3rd International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on May 3 and 4. Hosted by the International Bureau on Fiscal … more

National Taxpayer Advocate Releases FY 2017 Objectives Report to Congress

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Today the National Taxpayer Advocate released her FY 2017 Objectives Report to Congress, identifying the priority issues that she and TAS will address during fiscal year 2017.

For the last two years, … more

2015 Annual Report to Congress

Recognition As a Tax-Exempt Organization Is Now Virtually Automatic for Most Applicants

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FORM 1023-EZ: Recognition As a Tax-Exempt Organization Is Now Virtually Automatic for Most Applicants, Which Invites Noncompliance, Diverts Tax Dollars and Taxpayer Donations, and Harms Organizations … more

FY2016 Objectives Report to Congress

Full Report

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The Internal Revenue Code requires the National Taxpayer Advocate to submit two annual reports to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance. The National Taxpayer … more

Expediting a Refund

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If you are facing a hardship, like a financial hardship (can't buy medicine, can't pay mortgage or rent and received an eviction notice, can't pay utilities and got a shut off notice, etc.), the IRS … more

2014 Annual Report to Congress

Full Report

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The Annual Report to Congress creates a dialogue at the highest levels of government to address taxpayers’ problems, protect taxpayers’ rights, and ease taxpayers’ burden.

The report identifies at … more

Forum on taxpayer service in San Antonio, TX

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National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Human Resources, held a public forum … more

Help us spread the news about our new Tax Reform Changes website

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NEW (12/13/2018): The 2018 Form 1040, schedules and instructions are now available. Our Tax Reform Changes website shows where the new tax law items can be found on the 2018 form, in addition … more

White House Seeks to Limit Health Law’s Tax Troubles (New York Times)

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The Health Care laws will have an effect on people's taxes for the first time this filing season. The New York Times wrote an article covering the White House's efforts to limit the tax problems that … more

Success Story: The Taxpayer Advocate Service’s advocacy protects taxpayers’ rights in IRS tax lien withdrawal case

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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’s tax issues. All personal … more

National Taxpayer Advocate Releases Annual Report to Congress focusing on a taxpayer-centric Future State that improves voluntary tax compliance

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National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson recently released her 2016 Annual Report to Congress recommending that the IRS revamp its “Future State” plan to adopt a taxpayer-centric focus, and urging … more

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