Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

Get Ready for Taxes: Get ready today to file 2019 federal
income tax returns

The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to act now to avoid a tax-time surprise and ensure smooth processing of their 2019 federal tax return.
 
This is the first in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. To that end, a special page, newly updated and available on IRS.gov, outlines things taxpayers can do now to prepare for the 2020 tax season ahead.

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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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Taxpayer Roadmap 2019

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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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