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NTA Blog: Lifecycle of a Tax Return: Correspondence Audits: Increased Communication Alternatives Are in Progress

Wed, Sep 08, 2021

NTA Blog: Lifecycle of a Tax Return: Correspondence Audits: Increased Communication Alternatives Are in Progress   In my 2020 Annual Report to […] The post NTA Blog: Lifecycle of a Tax Return: Correspondence Audits: Increased Communication Alternatives Are in Progress appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

TAS Tax Tip: Additional help is now available for visually impaired and other taxpayers with disabilities

Thu, Sep 02, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Policy Statement 1-47, Reasonable Accommodations for People with Disabilities (see IRM 1.2.1.2.12), requires the IRS […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Additional help is now available for visually impaired and other taxpayers with disabilities appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

TAS Tax Tip: Answers to your questions about premium assistance for COBRA benefits

Wed, Sep 01, 2021

Earlier this year, the IRS issued Notice 2021-31, Premium Assistance for COBRA Benefits, outlining the temporary premium assistance included in […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Answers to your questions about premium assistance for COBRA benefits appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

NTA Blog: TAS Facing Similar Challenges as the IRS: Processing Delays and Low Level of Service

Wed, Sep 01, 2021

NTA Blog: TAS Facing Similar Challenges as the IRS: Processing Delays and Low Level of Service As the National Taxpayer […] The post NTA Blog: TAS Facing Similar Challenges as the IRS: Processing Delays and Low Level of Service appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

NTA Blog: Advance Child Tax Credit: What You Should Know: Part III

Fri, Aug 27, 2021

  Part I of this series addressed ten things that individuals should know about the Advance Child Tax Credit (AdvCTC), […] The post NTA Blog: Advance Child Tax Credit: What You Should Know: Part III appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

TAS Tax Tip: Optional Tool Available to Track Your Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

Thu, Aug 26, 2021

The IRS began issuing advance payments of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in mid-July. Similar to certain other credits with […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Optional Tool Available to Track Your Advance Child Tax Credit Payments appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

NTA Blog: Advance Child Tax Credit: What You Should Know: Part II

Thu, Aug 26, 2021

NTA Blog: Advance Child Tax Credit (CTC): What You Should Know: Part II   Advanced CTC Part I of this […] The post NTA Blog: Advance Child Tax Credit: What You Should Know: Part II appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

TAS Tax Tip: Advance Child Tax Credit – Update your address by August 30 for September payments

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

The IRS began issuing advance payments of the Child Tax Credit in mid-July. Similar to certain other credits with an […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Advance Child Tax Credit – Update your address by August 30 for September payments appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

TAS Tax Tip: 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit information for U.S. Territory residents

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) for 2021 is fully refundable if you (or your spouse, if filing a joint return) […] The post TAS Tax Tip: 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit information for U.S. Territory residents appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

NTA Blog: Advance Child Tax Credit: What You Should Know: Part I

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

August 25, 2021 NTA Blog: Advance Child Tax Credit: What You Should Know: Part I   The $1.9 trillion American […] The post NTA Blog: Advance Child Tax Credit: What You Should Know: Part I appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

General Tax Policy

One Vote Down, Many More To Go

House Ways & Means completes its markup of Chairman Neal’s tax bill....

Effective Income Tax Rates Have Fallen for The Top One Percent Since World War II

While average effective tax rates barely changed in the US from 1945 to 2015, the average tax rates of high-income households fell sharply—from about 50......

Families Planned to Use Child Tax Credit to Pay Bills but Some Were Confused About Eligibility

Starting in July, many parents began receiving monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit (CTC). A new IPSOS survey as well as Urban Institute interviews......

A Big Bill, A Distributional Analysis

Chairman Neal’s tax bill: Big, bold, with hits and misses....

Budget Bill Markup Continues

Moving a tax bill....

Neal’s Tax Bill Is Big And Bold, With Hits and Misses

The most important thing to know about the tax bill proposed by House Ways & Means Committee Richard Neal (D-MA) is that it’s big. The......

A Big To-Do List Awaits Congress’ Return

Ways & Means Democrats release their tax plan....

Keeping Child Tax Credit Fully Refundable Is Critical to Low-Income Families

As Congress debates whether to extend the major, but temporary, changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) it adopted earlier this year, a crucial question......

Was The Senate’s Heated Crypto Tax Reporting Debate Much Ado About Nothing?

When Congress debates major legislation, the public often focuses on a single narrow issue—one frequently irrelevant to the main point of the bill. It happened......

An Expanded Child Tax Credit Would Reduce Child Poverty to Below 10 Percent in Nearly All States

The American Rescue Plan’s (ARP) expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) would reduce child poverty in a typical year below 10 percent in 47 states –......

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