Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson
Releases Objectives Report to Congress

National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina Olson’s FY 2016 Objectives Report to Congress, released July 15, 2015, identifies the priority issues TAS will address during the upcoming fiscal year. These include the IRS’s long-term strategic planning, tax-related identity theft and administration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Volume II of the report outlines formal IRS comments on the 23 most serious problems impacting taxpayers as identified in the NTA’s 2014 Annual Report to Congress, as well as the NTA’s responses to those comments. Learn more on the Objectives Report to Congress page of the Tax Toolkit.



TAP is a group of volunteers dedicated to helping the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) identify ways to improve customer service and satisfaction. TAP is a Federal Advisory committee established in 2002 under the authority of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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

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TAP recommendations submitted to the IRS since 2005


Outreach events completed in 2015



Service helps people deal with the IRS
(KMOV, April 1, 2015)

They make sure IRS listens
(The Sacramento Bee, March 16, 2015)

Montanan selected as taxpayer advocacy panel member
(Great Falls Tribune, Feb. 26, 2015)

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