As part of its selection criteria, the magazine looked for individuals whose decisions “will have repercussions that will be felt for decades to come.”
In the section of the list devoted to the NTA, the magazine justified Ms. Olson’s inclusion:
The NTA adroitly performs two crucial functions: the more high-profile one of keeping an eye on the IRS to make sure it’s serving the American taxpayer well, and the less well-known one of keeping an eye out for the IRS, to make sure it has the resources it needs to handle vast new mandates like the changes brought about by tax reform.
“It is an honor to be part of a group that includes company CEOs, high-ranking government officials and congressional leaders, but what means the most to me is the value the taxpayer places in our organization,” said Ms. Olson in response to the news of her inclusion on the list. “I am honored to receive this recognition but also know it is a testament to the unrelenting dedication to advocating for the rights of our taxpayers by all of us in TAS.