Tag Archives: Taxpayer Advocate

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 […]

Taxpayer Protection

Today TaxMama wants to tell you about something really important and exciting. IRS’s first announcement of the year made a big splash. IRS proposes new registration, testing and continuing education of tax return preparers. What does this mean to you? And why is this exciting?

Ask Taxmama Issue 418 – TaxMama Surveys You

Dear Family, If you’re reading our daily TaxQuips, you know that this week, we started a survey to learn what you’d like TaxMama.com to be for you. Many of you have already answered and provided some excellent ideas – this we really can arrange to provide for you. But, do you know what I forgot […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 414 – Summer is Here

Dear Family, Ah, what a very busy week. Time flies when you’ve got so much to fill it. It’s my mother’s birthday this weekend and we’re taking her out. Naturally, she no longer counts the years and doesn’t want a celebration. But… She’s finally, essentially retired and has little to do to fill her days. […]

$100,000 Low Income Grants

IRS Accepting Applications for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Matching Grants WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson announced today that the 2008 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grant application process is now open. The LITC grant program is a federal program administered by the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the IRS that […]

Changing IRS Collection Policy

Today TaxMama wants to talk about a disturbing IRS policy. It’s based on this question from a reader – “The IRS is wanting to garnish my wages for back taxes from 1998. My ex and I are both responsible, but he is claiming self employment, living with a very wealthy girlfriend. So IRS is coming […]

Used Car Tax Preparers

Today TaxMama hears from Noe in Texas, who wants to know. “Why should taxpayers avoid companies that prepare tax returns free of charge on the condition that the customer uses their refund as a down payment on a car or that offers them the refund as a loan like that? How they can do better?”