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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A recent Taxpayer Advocate Service study of enforcement activity shows the pitfalls of focusing on widget-counting as evidence of the IRS's effectiveness in increasing compliance.
Taxpayer Advocate Service employees assist taxpayers experiencing economic harm, who are seeking help in resolving tax problems that have not been resolved through normal channels or who believe an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should.
Since 2001, she has led the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), a nationwide organization of approximately 2,000 taxpayer advocates who help U.
During FY 2011, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is planning to study the impact of the new reporting requirement more closely and, depending on what the study finds, may propose administrative or legislative recommendations to modify the provision or suggest that Congress consider less burdensome tax gap proposals to replace it.
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 Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is responsible for assisting taxpayers to resolve their problems with the IRS, identifying taxpayer problem areas, and recommending IRS administrative changes or legislative solutions to correct those problems.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent office within the IRS that works to protect individual taxpayer rights, has reported that the cost-basis service "can reduce taxpayer burden by streamlining documentation of cost-basis calculations during audits and can create a reliable standard for taxpayers, preparers and the IRS.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service has revealed a little more information about how the Internal Revenue Service is handling Affordable Care Act tax provision administration, in a new report on IRS efforts to meet its objectives for federal fiscal year 2017.
7811, the nine-month statute of limitation on fifing a suit for wrongful levy was tolled while the taxpayer had an application for a Taxpayer Assistance Order pending with the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
Also among witnesses in the congressional hearing was National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, who said the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) she heads has also seen a surge in identity theft cases, with a 97% increase in fiscal year 2011 over fiscal year 2010 (see graphic, "Identity Theft Now Top TAS Issue").
A last resort for tax preparers assisting with an identity theft problem is to contact the National Taxpayer Advocate's office and IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS).
Publicizing the taxpayer advocate service, particularly among low-income groups.