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  • Washington Journal Nina Olson Discusses the IRS  2019 Tax Filing Season
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    Nina Olson on the IRS and 2019 Tax Filing Season

    Nina Olson talked about the impact of the recent 35-day government shutdown on the Internal Revenue Service and the 2019 tax filing season. Ms. Olson’s Taxpayer Advocate Service is an…

    643 views
  • Senate Panel Looks at Tax Administration Reforms
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    Tax Administration and IRS Oversight

    IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson and tax professionals testified before a Senate Finance subcommittee to discuss tax administration issues and IRS oversight. Ms. Olson outlined the…

    596 views
  • Washington Journal Nina Olson Discusses the Internal Revenue Service
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    Nina Olson on Tax Law and the IRS

    Nina Olson talked about IRS reform, tax law, and how to resolve tax problems with the agency. Ms. Olson’s Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS that exists to help taxpayers solve…

    530 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…

    1,080 views
  • TaxWriting Panel Considers IRS Reform
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    IRS Reform

    Nina Olson testified at a hearing on customer service at the IRS and the agency’s efforts to prevent fraud and identity theft. Ms. Olson’s National Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent…

    754 views
  • Washington Journal Nina Olson Discusses the Tax Code
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    Tax Season 2017

    IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson talked about her concerns about the complexity of the tax code. Ms. Olson’s Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS that exists to help taxpayers…

    942 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…

    475 views
  • Washington Journal Nina Olson on Customer Service at the IRS
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    Customer Service at the IRS

    Nina Olson talked about taxpayers' concerns with the IRS ahead of the April 15 filing deadline. She also responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic communications. Ms. Olson’s…

    443 views
  • IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Budget Cuts
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    Internal Revenue Service Budget Cuts

    Commissioner John Koskinen talked about the Internal Revenue Service’s response to budget cuts. Following his speech and interview with moderator Howard Gleckman, panelists talked about the…

    459 views
  • Washington Journal National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson
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    IRS Budget Cuts and Customer Service

    Nina Olson talked about the issues found in her recently submitted Taxpayer Advocate Service annual report to Congress. The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an organization within the IRS that…

    617 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…

    635 views
  • Hearing on FY2015 IRS Budget
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    Internal Revenue Service Oversight

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen and two other IRS officials testified at an oversight hearing of the agency. Topics included the IRS fiscal year 2015 budget and the 2013…

    2,510 views
  • House Oversight Subcmte Looks at ID Theft  Tax Fraud
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    Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

    Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which had grown by 413 percent over the preceding five years. Georgia State Revenue Commissioner…

    354 views
  • Nina Olson on IRS Budget Cuts
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    Nina Olson on IRS Budget Cuts

    Nina Olson talked about her proposed “apology payments” of up to $1,000 to taxpayers whose cases are mishandled, and a Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Other topics included her National Taxpayer…

    360 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…

    314 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…

    6,236 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…

    506 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…

    237 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,…

    651 views
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