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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Additionally, readers can download the full 120-page National Taxpayer Advocate Objectives Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2016, or review selected focus areas, such as identity theft, return preparer fraud, IRS levies on retirement plan assets, and review of the 2015 filing season (http://www.
IRS Commissioner and the National Taxpayer Advocate have envisioned
pdf) latest annual report by the National Taxpayer Advocate 6 the Internal Revenue Service's ombudsman (or in this case, ombudswoman) 6 has lots of gems, including how frequently the IRS audits, how getting rich increases your chances of an audit and what parts of the country experience the most audits.
Nina Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate, recently released a report to Congress that identifies the priority issues that the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will address during the coming fiscal year.
Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, Robert Kulp, Founder, Co-Owner and Business Development Director of Kulp's of Stratford in Wisconsin, and representing the National Roofing Contractors Association, Monty W.
The National Taxpayer Advocate is recommending that the IRS contact taxpayers by phone or in-person before issuing levies or filing liens to ensure that all efforts are being made for taxpayer compliance.
On June 30, the IRS National Taxpayer Advocate produced a report lending credibility to the business community's complaints by raising concerns about costs of the new reporting burden, particularly as it falls on small businesses, and noting that potential improvements in tax compliance may be negated by the cost to implement.
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson expressed concern that the new Form 1099 reporting requirements might "impose significant compliance burdens on businesses, charities and government agencies.
National taxpayer advocate Nina Olson, an employee of the IRS, told The Wall Street Journal the tracking costs to get at this level of suspected unpaid taxes would be "disproportionate as compared with any resulting tax compliance.
NATIONAL TAXPAYER ADVOCATE 2006 ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS 7 (2006) [hereinafter NAT'L TAXPAYER ADVOCATE 2006 REPORT].
The Taxpayer Advocate Service operates independently of any other IRS office and reports directly to Congress through the National Taxpayer Advocate.
The National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, testified that some of these duties can be administered by professional groups and that the IRS can contract out much of the program's administration on a self-funding basis.

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