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National Taxpayer Advocate Identifies Challenges and Issues for Upcoming Year in Mid-Year Report to Congress

posted Aug 23, 2012, 3:16 PM by Zaher Fallahi

WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released a report to Congress that identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will focus on during the upcoming fiscal year.  The report expresses particular concern about the taxpayer impact of expired and expiring tax provisions, the rise in tax fraud and tax-related identity theft, and attempts to limit the National Taxpayer Advocate’s formal input on issues that affect taxpayer rights and taxpayer burden via “Taxpayer Assistance Orders” and “Taxpayer Advocate Directives.”

June 26, 2012

Earlier today, the IRS posted an updated set of frequently asked questions regarding the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program.

The updated FAQ can be found at the following link.,,id=256774,00.html