National Taxpayer Advocate Reviews 2015 Filing Season

July 30, 2015 @ 10:20 AM

Tax Advocate Nina Olson and Panel

... and Identifies Priority Areas and Challenges in Mid-Year Report to Congress

On July 15, 2015, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her statutorily mandated mid-year report to Congress that identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will address during the upcoming fiscal year, including the IRS’s long-term strategic planning, tax-related identity theft and administration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and presents highlights of the recently concluded filing season.

Overview of the Filing Season

The report says the IRS ran a generally successful filing season under difficult circumstances.  “With funding down about 17 percent on an inflation-adjusted ...

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