The National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report to Congress Overview
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The National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report to Congress Overview


[Music] The National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report to Congress is not some bureaucratic doorstop that gets delivered to Congress and forgotten. It actually influences tax legislation and protects taxpayer rights. Here are a few things you might not know about this important report: It identifies systemic problems within the IRS and proposes changes that help the IRS and Congress fix those problems. It goes straight from the National Taxpayer Advocate to Congress, without any reviews by folks like the IRS Commissioner or the Secretary of the Treasury. Since 2000, the Advocate’s Annual Report has influenced the implementation of more than 45 legislative changes that strengthen taxpayer rights and improve tax administration. This year’s Annual Report to Congress focuses on: IRS customer service and what the IRS needs to do to truly serve taxpayers and tax professionals. How funding affects the IRS’s ability to improve its computer systems which, in turn, affect its ability to improve customer service. This report gets stuff done. You can find the National Taxpayer Advocate’s 2019 Annual Report to Congress at taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/reports [Music fades]

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