The National Taxpayer Advocate’s (NTA) Annual Report to Congress creates a dialogue within the IRS and the highest levels of government to address taxpayers’ problems, protect taxpayers’ rights, and ease taxpayers’ burden.
TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. The NTA delivers this report directly to the tax-writing committees in Congress (the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance), with no prior review by the IRS Commissioner, the Secretary of the Treasury, or the Office of Management and Budget.
The NTA’s Annual Report to Congress identifies the most serious problems facing taxpayers and recommends solutions to those problems. Some of the problems discussed in this report were first identified when taxpayers came to TAS for help in resolving problems with the IRS.