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National Taxpayer Advocate

Washington Alert – – Taxpayer Advocate states IRS must conduct self-audit; Audit risk in partnerships; Refunds and changes to procedures for opinion and advisory letters and change of mailing address

Washington Alert – – Taxpayer Advocate states IRS must conduct self-audit; Audit risk in partnerships; Refunds and changes to procedures for opinion and advisory letters and change of mailing address

IRS must conduct a comprehensive self-audit and do so from the perspective of both the agency’s needs and taxpayers’ needs, Nina Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate, told a House Appropriations subcommittee on Feb. 25. It is essential “that the IRS takes my office’s recommendations seriously” since they stem from cases the Taxpayer Advocate Service works […]

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Washington Alert – TIGTA Report on IRS and ACA; Taxpayer ‘fundamental rights’; CBO Report on SSA benefits

Washington Alert – TIGTA Report on IRS and ACA; Taxpayer ‘fundamental rights’; CBO Report on SSA benefits

During the second half of fiscal year 2014, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) completed 75 audits and 1,636 investigations, according to a report the agency recently released. (Semiannual Report to Congress – April 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2014) TIGTA’s combined audit and investigation efforts “recovered, protected and identified monetary benefits totaling $16.6 billion,” […]

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Identify Theft Is Causing Logjam at IRS – Refunds Delayed

Identify Theft Is Causing Logjam at IRS – Refunds Delayed

As reported in the WSJ, Identity Theft is causing a virtual logjam at the IRS for processing refunds due taxpayers.  Here’s the article: Why Won’t the IRS Take My Call? By Tom Herman Q:I am a victim of identity theft, and have become frustrated with the IRS. It takes more than 20 minutes to speak […]

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TAS Will Continue to Advocate that the IRS Modify the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program so that People Who Made Honest Mistakes Can Correct them Without Fear of Excessive Penalties

TAS Will Continue to Advocate that the IRS Modify the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program so that People Who Made Honest Mistakes Can Correct them Without Fear of Excessive Penalties

Editor’s Note:  I previously blogged on the Taxpayer Advocate’s Report to Congress and identified two areas of particular concern, one of which is the Report section on “Collection Update: IRS Fresh Start Initiatives; Significant Changes Have Been Made, but Further Improvements Are Needed.”  The other is TAS Will Continue to Advocate that the IRS Modify […]

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Collection Update: IRS “Fresh Start Initiatives – Significant Changes Have Been Made, but Further Improvements Are Needed

Collection Update: IRS “Fresh Start Initiatives – Significant Changes Have Been Made, but Further Improvements Are Needed

Editor’s Note:  I previously blogged on the Taxpayer Advocate’s Report to Congress and identified two areas of particular concern, one of which is the Report section on “Collection Update: IRS “Fresh Start” Initiatives – Significant Changes Have Been Made, but Further Improvements Are Needed.”  Below is the section from the Report.  One comment, very disturbing, […]

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“Houston, we have a problem” – – IRS Backlog Has Stalled Responses to Offers in Compromise

“Houston, we have a problem” – – IRS Backlog Has Stalled Responses to Offers in Compromise

Editor’s Note:  On the heels of the proposed legislation banning taxpayers from travel, as I blogged in “Legislation Alert:  A touch of agony – – U.S. Passport denied and revoked if you owe more than $50,000 to IRS,” the IRS has been criticized as lagging behind in their Offer in Compromise program.  As I mentioned […]

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IRS and DOJ Alert: Will the New IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative Be Fair?

IRS and DOJ Alert:  Will the New IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative Be Fair?

Editor’s Note:  The IRS recently announced the”third” wave of tax amnesty, as reported on this blog Here We Go Again – IRS Announces Third Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program.  The National Taxpayer Advocate recently issued it’s 2011 Annual Report to Congress, concerning the harm to taxpayers, as reported on this blog.  Now the National Taxpayer Advocate […]

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IRS: National Taxpayer Advocate’s 2011 Annual Report to Congress – Problems at IRS Cause Harm to Taxpayers

2011 Annual Report to Congress National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina E. Olson released her annual report to Congress on Jan. 11, 2012, identifying the combination of the IRS’s expanding workload and declining resources as the most serious problem facing taxpayers.  The result, the report says, is inadequate taxpayer service, erosion of taxpayer rights, and reduced […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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