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

Tue, Apr 26, 2016

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, influencing tax administration and policy every day. Nina Olson has been a pioneer in the tax field, serving as the voice of the taxpayer at the IRS and before Congress. Under her leadership, the Taxp...

Next Public Forum on taxpayer service needs and preferences to be held in Red Oak IA on May 5

Fri, Apr 22, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Sen. Chuck Grassley, a member and former chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and current chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations.   The public forum will be held Thursday, May 5, at 8:30 am at the Montgomery County Fam...

Forum on taxpayer service in Harrisburg PA

Tue, Apr 12, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Sen. Bob Casey, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, convened a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. Unfortunately, Senator Casey was not able to attend the forum; however, his Harrisburg staff members participated in the event. About 35 peo...

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

Tue, Apr 12, 2016

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 health care information forms (like a 1095-A, B, or C), or proof of coverage to the IRS when you file your tax return. Keep them for your personal records. Consider health coverage exemptions to...

Videos from the International Conference on Taxpayer Rights now available

Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Videos of all the panel discussions and presentations from the inaugural International Conference on Taxpayer Rights are now available. This conference brought together government officials, scholars, and practitioners from many countries to discuss subjects such as: Taxpayer Rights: A Roadmap for Effective Tax Administration The Rights to Confidentiality and Privacy in an Age of Transparency ...

Forum on taxpayer service needs in Hendersonville, NC

Tue, Apr 05, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, convened a public forum at Henderson County King Street Meeting Room on April 4. About 25 members of the public, representing tax software, AARP Tax-Aide, practitioners, low-income taxpayer services, and local news media attended to discuss...

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

Fri, Apr 01, 2016

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 and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. The public forum will be held Friday, April 8, at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, ...

Next Public Forum on taxpayer service needs and preferences to be held in Hendersonville NC on April 4

Mon, Mar 28, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations,will hold a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. The public forum will be held Monday, April 4, at 5:30 pm at the Henderson County King Street Meeting Room, 100 North King St...

5 Tips for Choosing a Tax Return Preparer

Fri, Mar 25, 2016

Your annual physical. Spring cleaning. Flu shots. What do these activities have in common? Just like preparing and filing your taxes, you need to complete them every year. Yet filing your annual tax return can seem confusing or even scary. To make the process easier, many people prefer to work with an expert. But even if someone else does the math, prepares, and files your tax return with the I...

ALERT: Tax Refund Scam Artists Posing as Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

Thu, Mar 24, 2016

The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) has been alerted that taxpayers are receiving emails allegedly from TAP about their tax refunds. These emails are a scam; do not click the links in them. TAP never requests or has access to personal or financial information of taxpayers. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar information for credit cards, banks or other financial instituti...