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 noted that she and the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate were involved in the private debt collection program between 2006 and 2009.
7811, that one of the definitions of a significant hardship [for which the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate may issue a taxpayer assistance order] is where the cost of representation in a particular issue is great and would incur a significant hardship.
The preliminary adverse determination offers the issuer three opportunities: a conference with the agent's TEB Group manager; taxpayer--initiated technical advice; or assistance from the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate.
If you get an incorrect notice, follow the appropriate procedures to contest it, or contact your local Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at 1-877-777-4778.
Working through the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate, the Advocate was responsible for identifying and resolving taxpayer problems with the Service, proposing changes in IRS administrative practices in response to such problems and identifying potential legislative changes as a means to mitigate those problems.
If there are problems, the practitioner may want to contact the local office of the Taxpayer Advocate Service and request assistance in having the matter transferred to the local IRS office.
In response to a request from the IRS Oversight Board, TEI submitted comments in March on the organization and operation of the IRS Office of the Taxpayer Advocate.
Several provisions of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 (TBOR2), signed by the President in July 1996, had an immediate impact on the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate (TA) and the Problem Resolution Program (PRP).
Tax Executives institute is pleased to respond to your February 28, 2002, request; for our views on the organization and operation of the IRS Office of the Taxpayer Advocate.
The remodeled Office of the Taxpayer Advocate now has increased independence from local IRS offices and improved local representation for taxpayers.
7802, establishes the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate, replacing the Taxpayer Ombudsman.
He promised the next December 31 report would include stronger legislative recommendations because he would have had a full year to prepare it while he strengthened the office of the taxpayer advocate under TBOR 2 authority.

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