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Taxpayer Advocate Service

National Taxpayer Advocate Congressional Testimony!
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson testifies about Issues Affecting Financially Struggling Taxpayers.

National Taxpayer Advocate's 2008 Annual Report to Congress!
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her 2008 Annual Report to Congress! NTA urges Congress to simplify the tax code and reduce the burden on taxpayers hit by recession.

Have a Tax Problem? ....Need Help?
As an independent organization within the IRS we help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes that will prevent the problems.

Contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service!
Information for contacting your Taxpayer Advocate Service.

Who May Use The Taxpayer Advocate Service?
If you are experiencing economic harm or seeking help in resolving tax problems that have not been resolved through normal channels, you may be eligible for Taxpayer Advocate Service assistance.

What Can I Expect From The Taxpayer Advocate Service?
Your assigned Case Advocate will listen to your point of view and will work with you to address your concerns.

What Information Should I Provide To The Taxpayer Advocate Service?
Important information you should provide your Taxpayer Advocate.

Taxes – What You Need to Know – Responsibilities & Benefits!
Filing and paying your federal taxes correctly and on time is an important part of living and working in the United States. Understanding the way taxes work and the role of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can make it easier to get - and stay - out of tax trouble. This tool kit is an easy-to-read toolkit designed to help people understand taxes.

What Is Systemic Advocacy?
The Taxpayer Advocate Service not only helps individual and business taxpayers settle disputes with the IRS, but also tries to repair the larger, systemic flaws that cause trouble for taxpayers and IRS employees alike.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics!
LITCs are qualifying organizations that provide representation for free or a nominal fee to low income taxpayers involved in tax disputes with the IRS.

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP)!
The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel listens to taxpayers, identifies taxpayers issues and makes suggestions for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction.

Evolution of the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate
The Taxpayer Advocate Service has an interesting history. See how TAS has evolved!

Taxpayer Advocate Service E-FOIA
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, provides public access to agency records unless protected from disclosure by one of the FOIA’s nine exemptions or three exclusions. The FOIA applies to records created by federal agencies and does not cover records held by Congress, the courts, or state and local government agencies.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: April 03, 2009