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Published:   |   Last Updated: February 8, 2024

The Taxpayer Advocate Service Celebrates 20 Years of Driving Advocacy Forward

2020 marks 20 years of the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) working as your “Voice at the IRS,” helping taxpayers solve problems and protecting taxpayers’ rights.


The Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (RRA ‘98) established the Taxpayer Advocate Service. On March 12, 2000, the Taxpayer Advocate Service was established as an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service. As Acting National Taxpayer Advocate Bridget T. Roberts states: “Making a difference in the lives of taxpayers and ensuring their rights are protected are foundational to all TAS has done and continues to do today.” Acting National Taxpayer Advocate highlights more in the 20th Anniversary NTA Blog.

20th Anniversary Video


Learn About TAS:

Explore historical highlights in TAS’s timeline, featuring “20 Years of Advocacy.” Learn more about the TAS and its legislative history.

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