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NTA Blog: Volume 2 of NTA Objectives Report Features IRS Responses to Most Serious Problems

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from Acting National Taxpayer Advocate Bridget T. Roberts. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. Each December, the National Taxpayer Advocate identifies the Most Serious Problems facing taxpayers and makes recommendations for addressing them in the Annual Report to Congress (ARC). Eac...

Success Story: TAS's advocacy helps taxpayer get refund using wire deposit to a foreign bank account

Fri, Sep 06, 2019

Every year, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. This story is only one of many examples of how TAS helps resolve taxpayer’s tax issues. All personal details are removed to protect the taxpayer’s privacy. The mission of TAS is to help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes to prevent the problems. When constituents c...

Alert: Planning to travel outside of the U.S. this year? Don’t risk a passport revocation - arrange to settle large IRS debts now

Wed, Sep 04, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service is urging taxpayers to resolve their significant tax debts, $50,000 or more, to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy. If you owe $50,000 or more and haven’t made payment arrangements, please contact the IRS now to avoid travel delays later. Why is the State Department allowed to limit or revoke my passport due to unpaid taxes? In December 2015, Congress p...

NTA Blog: IRS Agrees to Temporary Exclusion from the Passport Certification Program for TAS Cases

Tue, Sep 03, 2019

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from Acting National Taxpayer Advocate Bridget T. Roberts. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. In my first blog as the Acting National Taxpayer Advocate, I’d like to address a topic that has been in the news a good deal over the past year—“passport certification.&rd...

TAS Tax Tip: It’s Time to Check Your Tax Withholding

Tue, Aug 20, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service recently launched the new Tax Withholding Estimator, an expanded, mobile-friendly online tool designed to make it easier to have the right amount of tax withheld during the year. The new Estimator features include: plain language to improve comprehension; ability to move back and forth through the steps and correct previous entries and skip questions that don&rsquo...

Success Story: Taxpayer Advocate Service's Advocacy Helps Taxpayer Keep Housing Subsidy

Thu, Aug 15, 2019

Every year, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. This story is only one of many examples of how TAS helps resolve taxpayer’s tax issues. All personal details are removed to protect the taxpayer’s privacy. TAS received a congressional inquiry where a taxpayer, living in a rural area, was unable to secure a tax account transcript. Without th...

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NTA Blog: NTA Farewell

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog Today is the last day of my tenure as the National Taxpayer Advocate. It has been a wild ride over these last 18 years. It will take me years to sort out what has gon...

NTA Blog: The Roadmap to the Roadmap: A Travelogue

Mon, Jul 29, 2019

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog On July 10th, my office released the 2019 Taxpayer Roadmap—a visual representation of the taxpayer’s journey through the tax system. I am enormously ...

General Tax Policy

Spending, Vaping, Keeping, Repealing and Hiking

This week on the Hill: Appropriations bills in the Senate....

Medicare-for-All, You Say?

How would the US pay for universal health care? It’s time to come clean....

Inconsistencies, Limits, and Impacts

Tune in at 9:30 am for an event on cryptocurrency and tax administration....

The Story Of Medicare For All And Taxes Is Complex, But Warren and Sanders Have To Tell It

In a new report, my Urban Institute colleagues have estimated that a full-blown Medicare for All plan would increase federal government healthcare spending by a......

Running Out The Clock, Denying A Break

To keep his tax returns secret, President Trump may just have to stall....

How Norms and Laws Might Further Limit Executive Branch Influence Over Investigations

Recent stories in the news raise important questions about the ability of government to impose constraints on abusive government investigations. I’m not here to judge......

A Doubtful Deal and a Corporate Tax Hike?

China cools hopes for a big trade deal....

Fiscal 2019 Was A Strong Revenue Year For Most States But 2020 May Be Less Robust

State revenue growth was strong in fiscal year 2019 (July-June for 46 of the 50 states), but not as robust as in 2018. And temporary......

Trump Tax Records And A Possible Trade Deal?

An Appeals Court says an accounting firm must turn over 8 years of President Trump’s tax returns....

Are US Billionaires Really Paying A Lower Tax Rate Than Working People? Probably Not.

Economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman of the University of California at Berkeley have a new book that has generated an enormous amount of attention......

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