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    Nina Olson on Navigating the U.S. Tax System

    Nina Olson talked about the complexities of the U.S. tax system and challenges facing taxpayers. Ms. Olson’s Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS that…

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    Nina Olson on the IRS and New Tax Law

    Nina Olson talked about the readiness of the IRS for the implementation of the new Trump administration tax law. Ms. Olson’s Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within…

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    Taxpayer Advocate Report

    Nina Olson and James Buttonow testified at a hearing on the National Taxpayer Advocate Annual Report to Congress. National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson released the report to Congress on…

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    Taxpayer Advocate Service Annual Report to Congress

    Nina Olson talked about the issues found in her recently submitted Taxpayer Advocate Service annual report to Congress. Some of the highlighted issues in the report were chronic underfunding, staffing…

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    Tax Preparation Industry

    Government officials and professional tax preparers testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the tax preparation industry. They discussed national licensing for the industry and how…

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    Federal Income Tax

    Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment one hundred years previously. They also discussed proposals for replacing…

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    Tax Season and the Fiscal Cliff

    Nina Olson talked about some of the consequences for taxpayers if President Obama and Congress cannot agree on a compromise to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” Other topics included the alternative minimum…

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    Income Tax Policy

    Witnesses testified about the estimated $385 billion gap between what people owe in federal taxes and what the Internal Revenue Service ultimately collects, and reviewed ways to improve…

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    Federal Taxpayer Assistance

    Nina Olson talked about the U.S. tax code and the ways that the IRS' office of the Taxpayer Advocate helps taxpayers navigate their returns. She also responded to telephone calls and…

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    Federal Tax Code Revision

    Witnesses testified about potential revisions to the federal tax code. They focused on the economic and administrative impact of current federal income tax structure, tax complexity,…

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    U.S. Tax Code

    Nina Olson talked about her annual report to Congress on the U.S. national tax code, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. In the report she argued that the…

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    Internal Revenue Service Oversight

    Internal Revenue Service officials testified about tax policy and IRS operations. Among the topics they addressed were customer service at the IRS, concerns about the competence of many tax…

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    U.S. Federal Tax Code

    Nina Olson talked about her annual report to Congress in which she argued that the complexity of the tax code is the most serious problem facing U.S. taxpayers. Besides describing how…

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    Internal Revenue Service Assistance for Taxpayers

    Nina Olson testified about assistance available from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to taxpayers experiencing economic difficulties. She also talked about about her report on the…

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    Income Tax Reform

    Panelists talked about the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, Internal Revenue Service operations under the act, legal options available to taxpayers with a dispute, and work of the…

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    Economic Stimulus Payments

    Nina Olson and other government officials testified about the status of the economic stimulus payments. Related topics included problems experienced by individuals eligible for rebate…

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    Identity Theft and Tax Collection

    Nina Olson talked about taxes and identity theft. This week she testified before Congress about the ways identity thieves might steal information from tax returns. She is concerned that the…

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    Internal Revenue Service and Identity Theft

    A hearing was held on the consequences for victims of tax-related identity theft, how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) processes attempt to manage the issue, and what immediate steps the…

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    Tax Collection Privatization

    Officials testified about an investigation into the use of private debt collection agencies by the Internal Revenue Service, taxpayer complaints about the practice, and public policy…

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    Income Tax Collection

    Witnesses testified about the gap between the amount of federal income tax that is owed and that collected. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Everson testified on efforts to collect…

    272 views
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