Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

New Tool Provides Steps Needed to Get Economic Impact
Payments, in Less Than a Minute

The Taxpayer Advocate Service has a new tool called, How Do I Get an Economic Impact Payment. It can help anyone determine what steps, if any, need to be taken to receive your payment. 
To use this tool, visit TAS’s website and follow the steps outlined. The tool will then prompt you through some simple questions to determine what actions, if any, you need to take based on the answers you provide. It takes less than a minute!  

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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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Advocate Releases EITC Special Report, Taxpayer Journey Roadmap

Former National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released a special report on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a call to action, with recommendations designed to increase the participation rate of eligible taxpayers and reduce overclaims by ineligible taxpayers. Also, for the first time ever, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) has mapped out the modern United States tax system.

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