The Tax Adviser: National taxpayer advocate to CPAs – Tell us where the challenges are (March 3, 2022)

The Tax Adviser has published an article, “National taxpayer advocate to CPAs: Tell us where the challenges are,” which discusses how tax professionals discussed individual and systemic issues within the IRS that impacts their ability to provide services to taxpayers. The article begins as follows:

CPAs and other tax professionals can help the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) identify the most acute problems within the IRS, said National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins on Thursday in an online AICPA Town Hall meeting.

The session, attended by about 9,000 participants, hosted Collins to speak about the IRS’s current issues in providing services to taxpayers while it digs itself out from under backlogged returns and correspondence from the prior year. As national taxpayer advocate, Collins acts as taxpayers’ voice to the Service and provides assistance to taxpayers and their representatives with individual and systemic problems with the IRS and protecting their rights.

“Part of the job that I have is to get the word out about what we are seeing within the IRS,” Collins said. “But just as important is what you are experiencing with respect to your taxpayers and clients; we need to know where the problems are, what the challenges are. … We are all in this together.”

Click here to see full article: “National taxpayer advocate to CPAs: Tell us where the challenges are”

Posted by Anthony Tran, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal

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