Category Archives: Taxpayers Advocate

Are you Losing Your Passport?

  Today TaxMama® wants to help you avoid losing your passport, if you owe the IRS too much money. You need to act quickly.

Taxpayers Advocate – 2011 Annual Report to Congress

WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her annual report to Congress, 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 tax compliance. The Advocate expressed her continuing […]

Really Innocent Spouse

Today TaxMama hears from Fred in the TaxQuips Forum, with this problem. “My ex-wife and I were legally divorced in Sept. 2008.  For the tax year 2008, she filed as married, filing jointly.  She withdrew her entire 401(k) fund and was penalized for early withdrawal.  She now owes the IRS over $10,000. Because she filed […]

The Taxpayers Advocate Speaks

National Taxpayer Advocate Submits Mid-Year Report to Congress; Identifies Priority Challenges and Issues for Upcoming Year IR-2010-83, July 7, 2010 WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released a report to Congress that identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will address during the coming fiscal year.  The report expresses concern […]

Open House on Saturday May 15 to Help Small Businesses, Individuals Solve Tax Problems

Courtesy of IRS WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service will host a special nationwide Open House on Saturday May 15 to help small businesses and individuals solve tax problems. Approximately 200 IRS offices, at least one in every state, will be open May 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. IRS staff will […]

Unclear on the Concept

Today TaxMama needs to explain the purpose of the Taxpayers Advocate Service, based on  a misconception expressed in the TaxQuips Forum.  Peter says his problem is in the hands of the Taxpayers Advocate. So he’s just going to sit back and wait for them to take care of everything.

House Passes Taxpayer Assistance Bill

 Courtesy of NAEA – www.naea.org On Wednesday, April 14, 2010,  the House passed by on overwhelming majority (399-9) HR 4994 (The Taxpayer Assistance Act of 2010), which was sponsored by Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA). The bill includes several items of note to enrolled agents and, specifically it: