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NTA Blog: The IRS Refuses to Provide Mandatory Employee Training on Taxpayer Rights

Wed, Oct 10, 2018

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. For many years, I urged the IRS to adopt a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TBOR) and for Congress to add the list of fundamental taxpayer rights to the Internal Revenue Cod...

Nuevo Sitio Web Sobre Cambios en la Reforma de Impuestos que Explica qué está Cambiando y qué no

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

English Puede saber que el Congreso aprobó una importante reforma tributaria en la Ley de Recortes y Empleos (TCJA, por sus siglas en inglés) el 22 de diciembre de 2017. El IRS actualmente está trabajando en la implementación de esta compleja legislación tributaria que afectará tanto a individuos como a empresas. A la luz de la extensa lista de art&iacu...

NTA Blog: Measuring the Taxpayer Experience – External Evaluations Show the IRS is Failing to Provide the Quality of Customer Service Expected by Taxpayers (Part 2 of 2)

Wed, Oct 03, 2018

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. In last week’s blog, I discussed how the Level of Service (LOS) measure used by the IRS paints a misleading picture of the taxpayer experience because it does ...

NTA Blog: Measuring the Taxpayer Experience – The IRS’s Level of Service Measure Fails to Adequately Show the Experience of Taxpayers Seeking Assistance Over the Phone (Part 1 of 2)

Wed, Sep 26, 2018

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. In a series of blogs I published earlier this year, Telephone Service in an Omnichannel Environment - The IRS Must Make Communicating with the IRS Over the Phone Eas...

NTA Blog: TAS Research Shows that Education Improves EITC Compliance

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

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. Recently, the IRS provided its response to my Most Serious Problem addressing EITC issues in the 2017 Annual Report to Congress. I want to reiterate my recommendatio...

Get information on TAS office closures related to Hurricane Florence

Mon, Sep 17, 2018

The Taxpayer Advocate Service temporarily closed some offices due to Hurricane Florence. The following offices in South Carolina and North Carolina will resume regular business operation hours on Tuesday, Sept. 18:  Charlotte, North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina Columbia, South Carolina For a listing of all TAS offices, visit our Contact Us page....

NTA Blog: The IRS Might Recover EITC Using Its Newly Discovered Post-Processing Math Error Authority, but Is It Constitutional?

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

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. My June Report to Congress included an Area of Focus entitled: “The IRS Has Expanded Its Math Error Authority, Reducing Due Process for Vulnerable Taxpayers, W...

Help us spread the news about our new Tax Reform Changes website

Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Is your business or association involved in helping others understand federal income taxes and the ramifications of changes to those laws each year? If yes, we invite you to visit our new site and then help us spread the word about the Taxpayer Advocate Service's Tax Reform Changes website. After your visit, we think you’ll see the value it might have for those in the tax community and ev...

NTA Blog: As a Result of TAS Advocacy, the IRS is Working to Address a Computer Glitch That Allowed Collection Activity on Accounts with Expired Collection Statute Expiration Dates but Many Issues Remain Unresolved

Fri, Sep 07, 2018

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. About two years ago, TAS received cases where either the taxpayer or the Power of Attorney (POA) correctly questioned the validity of a collection statute expiration...

New tax law brings changes to tax withholding for 2018; here’s what you need to know

Fri, Aug 31, 2018

Major tax reform was approved by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (tax reform) on Dec. 22, 2017. One change directly affected the rate at which taxes are withheld from paychecks. Our federal income tax is a pay-as-you-go tax system and there are two ways to pay as you go, either through withholding or estimated tax payments. Note: For more information on what other items changed or didn&rs...

CNN MONEY NEWS

Why it's time for investors to go on defense

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Howard Marks, co-chairman of Oaktree Capital, explains why investors should start treading lightly....

Premarket: 7 things to know before the bell

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

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Barnes & Noble stock soars 20% as it explores a sale

Wed, Oct 03, 2018

Barnes & Noble jumped more than 20% after it said it would review a sale of the troubled company....

Toys 'R' Us brand may be brought back to life

Wed, Oct 03, 2018

Bankrupt toy retailer tells bankruptcy court it is looking at possibly reviving the Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us brands....

Honda teams up with GM on self-driving cars

Wed, Oct 03, 2018

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Aston Martin falls 5% in London IPO

Wed, Oct 03, 2018

Aston Martin is joining the ranks of listed automakers with an IPO that values the British company at more than $5 billion....

JCPenney names Jill Soltau as its new CEO

Tue, Oct 02, 2018

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Tesla calms fears with strong sales numbers

Tue, Oct 02, 2018

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S&P downgrades debt-riddled GE and GE Capital

Tue, Oct 02, 2018

New General Electric boss Larry Culp just got a fresh reminder of the debt-riddled balance sheet he's inheriting....

Amazon announces $15 minimum wage for all US employees

Tue, Oct 02, 2018

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