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2010 Annual Report to Congress


National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina E. Olson released her annual report to Congress on Jan. 5, 2011. This report identifies the need for tax reform as the number one priority in tax administration today. The Advocate expresses continuing concern that the IRS’s increasing use of hard-core enforcement actions, particularly tax liens, is inflicting unnecessary harm on financially struggling taxpayers and examines challenges the IRS faces in implementing the new health care law.

Annual Report To Congress Additional Facts
  • By law, the National Taxpayer Advocate must submit two reports to Congress each year: an Annual Report to Congress and an Objectives Report for the next fiscal year.
  • The expansion of social benefit programs in the tax code increases TAS’s case receipts.
  • TAS received 298,933 cases in fiscal year (FY) 2010, a 9.7 percent increase from FY 2009.
  • TAS cases come from individuals; small, medium and large businesses; and tax-exempt organizations.



To further the dialogue about tax reform, TAS has established a vehicle to receive taxpayers’ suggestions for tax reform. Please provide your input.


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