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Private Debt Collectors Recovered Just 2 Percent of Owed Taxes

Private Debt Collectors Recovered Just 2 Percent of Owed Taxes

In 2017 the IRS embarked on a familiar quest: to collect outstanding taxes from delinquent taxpayers. Some members of Congress thought private industry could succeed where the IRS had fallen short previously, and inserted language into a highway funding bill that mandated the IRS use private debt collection firms to recover the back taxes.…

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Taxpayer Advocate Calls for Simpler Tax Code

Taxpayer Advocate Calls for Simpler Tax Code

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson says it’s time to make the American income tax code a simpler kind of beast. Olson, in her 2016 annual report to Congress, outlined a number of recommendations aimed at the income tax system in general and the IRS specifically.…

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Taxpayer Advocate Releases 2016 Report

Taxpayer Advocate Releases 2016 Report

Nina E. Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate, released her 2016 annual report to Congress this week. In it, Olson urges lawmakers to simplify the tax code and callas on IRS to adopt a “taxpayer-centric focus” in its “Future State” plan.…

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