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About the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS)

This section provides background on the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), TAS leadership, other TAS programs and examples of TAS helping taxpayers.

  • Who We Are
    TAS is your voice at the IRS. TAS is an independent organization within the IRS and helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes that will prevent the problems.
  • Other TAS Programs
    TAS helps taxpayers resolve issues they’re having with the IRS through multiple services and programs, including: Case Advocacy, Systemic Advocacy, the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel and Low Income Taxpayer Clinics.
  • TAS Leadership
    Nina E. Olson is the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) and leads TAS. The NTA is appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury, with consultation from the IRS Commissioner and IRS Oversight Board.
  • History
    Congress created TAS to help individual and business taxpayers resolve problems they are having with the IRS. TAS addresses individual problems as well as large-scale, systemic issues that affect groups of taxpayers.
  • Success Stories
    Every year, TAS helps thousands of people resolve their tax problems. This section includes examples of how TAS has helped taxpayers in a variety of situations.



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