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  • Washington Journal Nina Olson Discusses Challenges Navigating the US Tax System
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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…

    347 views
  • Washington Journal Nina Olson Discusses the IRS Implementation of the New Tax Law
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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…

    1,115 views
  • Hearing on Annual Taxpayer Advocate Report
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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…

    494 views
  • Washington Journal Annual Report to Congress
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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…

    426 views
  • Tax Preparation
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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…

    637 views
  • Federal Income Tax
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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…

    334 views
  • Tax Season and the Fiscal Cliff
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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…

    6,237 views
  • Income Tax Policy
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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…

    509 views
  • Federal Taxpayer Assistance
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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…

    240 views
  • Federal Tax Code Revision
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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,…

    659 views
  • US Tax Code
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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…

    229 views
  • Internal Revenue Service Oversight
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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…

    276 views
  • US Federal Tax Code
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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…

    69 views
  • Internal Revenue Service Assistance for Taxpayers
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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…

    190 views
  • Income Tax Reform
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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…

    146 views
  • Economic Stimulus Payments
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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…

    638 views
  • Identity Theft and Tax Collection
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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…

    67 views
  • Internal Revenue Service and Identity Theft
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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…

    183 views
  • Tax Collection Privatization
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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…

    179 views
  • Income Tax Collection
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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…

    206 views
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