Tag Archives: The Advocate

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 […]

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 […]

Amending Very Old Returns

Today TaxMama hears from Mark in West Virginia with this problem. “The IRS thinks I owe them money from 1999. I have proof to the contrary, but they say I can’t file a 1040x after 3 years. Even the Tax Advocates told me that. My father acting as my power of attorney filed it through […]

National Taxpayer Advocate Releases Report to Congress; Identifies Priority Challenges and Issues for Upcoming Year

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service – IR-2008-87, July 8, 2008 WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today delivered a report to Congress that identifies the priority issues the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate will address in the coming fiscal year. Among the key areas of focus will be improving IRS procedures to […]

National Taxpayer Advocate Report to Congress

National Taxpayer Advocate Releases Report to Congress; Identifies Priority Challenges and Issues for Upcoming Year WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today delivered a report to Congress that identifies the priority issues the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate will address in the coming fiscal year. Among the key areas of focus will be […]

Capital Loss Limits

Today TaxMama hears from Sal in New York, who has a gripe. “How many years has the maximum capital loss deduction been set at $3,000? To me it seems like forever. Don’t you think $3,000 is stingy, unfair and unrealistic in today’s investment world? How was that amount arrived at? Why is no one speaking […]

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. […]

IRS Keeps Refunds

Today TaxMama hears from Lupe in Florida, who tells us. “My sister has not received her tax refund in 2 years. The IRS now owes her $5,000. She has placed many calls to the IRS and continues to get the run around. She was finally referred to theTaxpayers Advocate by the IRS. She spoke with […]