Taxpayer Advocate Service

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Taxpayer Advocate Service

An office within the IRS that provides free assistance to individual and corporate taxpayers who are experiencing trouble with the IRS. If one is facing immediate IRS action and has experienced a delay of at least 30 days (or the IRS has not resolved the problem by a promised date), Taxpayer Advocate Service may be able to stop asset seizures and similar measures while one's case is being processed. It was established in 1996.
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Olson, Tax Attorney and National Taxpayer Advocate in the U.
MAJOR IRS RESTRUCTURING AND REFORM TOPIC RRR 98 IRS Mission Emphasizes taxpayer service IRS Organization Based on similar taxpayer group IRS Oversight Board Nine presidential appointments to guide the IRS IRS Commissioner Five-year term and management ability IRS Chief Counsel Usually reports to IRS Commissioner Treasury Inspector General Independent position established within the Treasury National Taxpayer Advocate Emphasizes problem resolution and prevention.
Oveson, who was appointed National Taxpayer Advocate by Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin in 1998, reorganized the Taxpayer Advocate program and is credited with making it easier for taxpayers to resolve disputes with the IRS.
Fast forward a few months to the January 2008 release of the 2007 Annual Report of the National Taxpayer Advocate.
Staff attended a meeting with the National Taxpayer Advocate on the release of her annual report.
We would like to point out that the National Taxpayer Advocate considered the inability to reach the IRS through its toll free line as the most serious problem encountered by taxpayers.
According to the IRS's National Taxpayer Advocate, the total time burden of tax compliance totals an astounding 6.
Consider involving the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson.
Finally, the National Taxpayer Advocate launched a web page to solicit taxpayer suggestions regarding tax reform.
John Tam, acting area 7 director for the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), explained that the TAS is an independent organisation within the IRS, led by the National Taxpayer Advocate that helps individual and business taxpayers resolve problems with he IRS by:
The TAP is an arm of the National Taxpayer Advocate, Its activities are funded by the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
The National Taxpayer Advocate is appointed by the Secretary of Treasury, following consultations with the IRS Commissioner and IRS Oversight Board.

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