• For the more than 40 forms that cannot be e-filed, the IRS permits paper filing of those forms with an electronic or digital signature through a temporary policy through October 31, 2023. While the IRS makes no distinction between electronic and digital signatures, taxpayers who choose to paper file should carefully consider the differences...

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  • Since 2018, TAS has been urging the IRS to stop assigning to private collection agencies (PCAs) the accounts of taxpayers who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). In 2019, Congress passed the Taxpayer First Act (TFA), which required the IRS to exclude these accounts.

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  • After several decades of working in the tax controversy arena, both in the private sector and with the Office of Chief Counsel, I am amazed at how many people have never heard of or availed themselves of the benefits that the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) provides for taxpayers.

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  • NTA Blog: An Overloaded IRS Stops Certain Automated Notices, But Taxpayers Still Need to File Federal Tax Returns and Pay Outstanding Taxes

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  • In case you missed it, the IRS issued a statement on January 27, 2022 which discusses ‘ongoing efforts during the pandemic’ and outlines how it will be ‘implementing additional ways to help avoid confusion and provide important, meaningful relief’.

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  • Need help filing your federal tax return, but aren’t sure where to start to find a tax preparer? Start with these three easy steps...

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  • The National Taxpayer Advocate’s 2021 Annual Report to Congress and the fifth edition of the National Taxpayer Advocate’s Purple Book... presents legislative recommendations designed to strengthen taxpayer rights and improve tax administration for all taxpayers.

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  • National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins today released her 2021 Annual Report to Congress, calling calendar year 2021 “the most challenging year taxpayers and tax professionals have ever experienced.”

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  • Making our website available in Spanish helps individuals get the information they need, learn about their taxpayer rights, read updates on the IRS, discover what TAS can do to assist taxpayers, find available resources, get tax news and information, and more...

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  • The Collection Statute Expiration Date (CSED) marks the end of the collection period, the time period established by law when the IRS can collect taxes. The CSED is normally ten years from the date of the assessment.

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