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Low Income Taxpayer Clinics awarded over $10 million in grants from IRS

The IRS has awarded approximately $10.25 million in matching grants to Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) around the country. 132 organizations received grants for the 2015 grant year (Jan. 1 thro...

IRS Gives Guidance on Verifying Identity In Case of Possible ID Theft

The IRS is sending out a letter (Letter 5071C) to taxpayers whose identities may have been compromised. If you get one of these letters, there are two ways to verify your identity – by callin...

Affordable Care Act Payment Scam Involving Tax Preparers

The IRS is warning taxpayers that some tax preparers are improperly telling their clients to make Individual Shared Responsibility Payments directly to them, instead of to the Treasury with their t...

Some IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers Now Require Appointments

Visiting an IRS office soon? Check first, because now you may need to make an appointment ahead of time. The IRS has announced that it will provide appointments at 44 of its walk-in locations acros...

New Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Members - They make sure IRS listens (Sacramento Bee)

The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a group of citizen volunteers that works to improve IRS taxpayer service, announced its 2015 membership, which included two individuals from Sacramento, CA. The paper t...

NTA Submits Written Testimony to the Senate for Hearing on IRS Budget

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson submitted written testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government for a hearing that would discuss the Interna...

Congressman Helps Veteran Dead to the IRS Come "Back to Life" (Fox 28- Columbus, OH)

Ohio Congressman Steve Stivers worked with the Taxpayer Advocate Service to correct the records of a 94-year-old veteran, who the IRS had listed as dead. COLUMBUS (Terri Sullivan) - A veteran decla...

National Taxpayer Advocate Testifies on IRS Oversight

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson testified today at a U.S. House Appropriations Committee hearing on “Internal Revenue Service Oversight.” The following is an excerpt from her writ...

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Welcomes New Members

The Department of Treasury has approved the selection of 29 new members to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a nationwide federal advisory committee that delivers direct taxpayer feedback...

IRS tax booklets at libraries? Not anymore (Indianapolis Star)

The IRS is cutting back dramatically on the amount of printed tax materials it creates. This means that taxpayers used to getting copies of their forms at public institutions like libraries are fin...