Tag Archives: Taxpayer Advocate Service

Original Documents

Today TaxMama® hears from Then150 in the TaxQuips Forum, with a long post (you can read it on your own). Let me summarize. He’s from New Zealand and studied and worked in the U.S. off and on for a couple of years. He messed up his tax returns and wants to fix them – and […]

National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report

National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on Tax Reform, IRS Funding and Identity Theft IR-2013-3, Jan. 9, 2013 WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2012 annual report to Congress, identifying the need for tax reform as the overriding priority in tax administration. The Advocate also expressed concern […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 656 – Bearing Up

 Dear Family, Well, California just made Kiplinger’s Worst State to Live In lists – Twice. The 10 Least Friendly Tax States, and the 5 States with the Highest Income Tax. Yup…it’s time to think about moving somewhere else. But where? I have this article right at hand, from nearly a year ago. But haven’t had […]

Taxpayer Advocate Service Changes Case Acceptance Criteria

  [TaxMama Note: This is important for people in IRS  tax trouble to know.  Also, read today’s It’s A WAHM Thing article about how to do things yourself.] The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is designed to be a “safety net” for taxpayers who are experiencing problems with the IRS. However, because we couldn’t possibly help all […]

Overcome Closed or Signed-Off Audits

Today TaxMama® hears from someone in the TaxQuips Forum who was overwhelmed. Let summarize. “After a grueling audit, and a lot of personal tragedies, the IRS agent went back and reviewed the medical mileage. Despite having detailed evidence to prove the mileage, the reason it was medical mileage, and the reason the treatment needed to […]

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 […]

Land and Lot

Today TaxMama hears from Mark in the TaxQuips Forum, who got denied – again. Let me summarize – Mark bought land in March of 2009. Bought a manufactured home in April of 2010 – and had the property graded, receiving the occupancy permit by June of 2010 – before the deadline for the First Time […]

New IRS Oversight of Tax Preparers Will Take Several Years to Become Fully Operational

Courtesy of TIGTA: WASHINGTON -­ New Federal oversight of paid tax preparers will not be fully operational until 2014, according to a report publicly released today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requiring an estimated one million paid tax preparers to register and receive Preparer […]

National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on Taxpayer Service, Collection, Preparer Regulation

IR-2010-2, Jan. 6, 2010 WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her annual report to Congress, warning that increased demands on the IRS have eroded the agency’s ability to meet taxpayer service needs and expressing concern that IRS collection practices are harming financially struggling taxpayers without producing significant revenue gains. In the […]

Tax Simplification and Compassion Recommends Taxpayers Advocate

In this year’s annual report to Congress from Nina E. Olsen, the Taxpayers Advocate, she touches upon areas that have been troubling TaxMama for quite some time. In particular, the fact that millions of taxpayers will be facing potential cancellation of debt issues, hardships paying last year’s taxes, and unregulated tax professionals. IRS Commissioner Doug […]