What Has The IRS’ Taxpayer Advocate Done Lately?

The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) has released its 2006 Annual Report. TAP is a Federal Advisory Committee made up of citizen volunteers, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, dedicated to helping the IRS identify ways to improve customer service and responsiveness to taxpayers needs.

By analyzing a large number of issues, setting priorities and conducting research, TAP has made important recommendations to improve the IRS and reduce taxpayer burden. The panel is a Federal Advisory committee established under the authority of the Department of the Treasury.

The 2006 TAP Annual Report illustrates the partnership between TAP and the IRS. Through this partnership TAP has been able to make positive changes to improve the tax administration system.

This annual report highlights important actions of the Panel and summarizes 58 new recommendations for improvement that TAP generated for IRS consideration in 2006. The Report also provides an update on the status of the 250 recommendations submitted to the IRS since TAP was established in 2002, many of which have been partially or fully implemented.

Take a look at the full report.

For more information about the IRS and tax problems you may have, please contact Mitchell A. Port at (310) 559-5259.