2017 Annual Report To Congress Full Report

The IRS absolutely needs more funding. It cannot answer the phone calls it currently receives, much less the phone calls it can expect to receive in light of tax reform, without adequate funding. But within the budget it currently has, there are plenty of opportunities for the IRS to demonstrate that it can do a better job of using creativity and innovation to provide taxpayer service, encourage compliance, and address noncompliance.

— Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate

News Release

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2017 Annual Report to Congress, including the inaugural Purple Book.

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National Taxpayer Advocate Purple Book

The National Taxpayer Advocate is releasing the inaugural edition of the National Taxpayer Advocate Purple Book. In it, she presents a concise summary of 50 legislative recommendations that she believes will strengthen taxpayer rights and improve tax administration. Most of the recommendations have been made in detail in prior reports but others are presented in this book for the first time.

She believes that most of the recommendations presented in this volume are non-controversial, common sense reforms that the tax-writing committees and other committees and other Members of Congress may find useful.


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