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National Taxpayer Advocate Public Forum Transcripts

Wed, Aug 24, 2016

"[You] ask people, okay, if you had the choice between trying to find the answer to a government question online, yourself, or just picking up the phone and calling somebody, which would you prefer? Sixty percent of people say they prefer to pick up the phone, including half of millennials."  — Rick Parrish, Senior Analyst serving Customer Experience Professionals, Forrester...

The National Taxpayer Advocate releases Volume 2 of FY2017 Objectives Report to Congress, announces papers available from taxpayer rights conference

Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Today the National Taxpayer Advocate released Volume 2 of the Fiscal Year 2017 Objectives Report to Congress and announced that presenter papers submitted from the November 2015 inaugural conference on international taxpayer rights have now been posted to the TAS website. Objectives Report to Congress Volume 2The National Taxpayer Advocate is required by statute to submit a year-end report...

Forum on taxpayer service in Los Angeles CA

Tue, Aug 23, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Rep. Xavier Becerra, a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Social Security, held a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. The forum, held at the Boyle Heights City Hall, drew nearly 100 participants from the greater Los An...

Next Public Forum on taxpayer service needs and preferences to be held in San Antonio, TX on August 30

Tue, Aug 23, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Human Resources, will hold a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. The public forum will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 8:30 am local time at the Maestro Entrepreneur Ce...

Forum on taxpayer service in Portland OR

Tue, Aug 23, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson held a public forum in Portland, Ore., on Thursday, August 18, to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. The forum was held in Portland at the invitation of Sen. Ron Wyden, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance. Over 40 members of the public attended the forum at the Hollywood Senior Center in ...

Take Advantage of TAS Offerings at the Tax Forums

Mon, Aug 22, 2016

The 2016 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums kicked-off this summer in Chicago, Ill., the week of July 11. New Orleans, La. was the host city for the second tax forum during the week of July 25. The third tax forum begins August 23 and takes place in National Harbor, Md. Additional tax forums will travel to Orlando and San Diego over the next few weeks. Activities at each of the five cities include three...

Forum on taxpayer service in Parma OH

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (OH-16), a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, convened a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. Nearly 100 members of the public attended the forum at the Parma branch of the Cuyahoga County library. The panelists and the public addressed many issues, prim...

Next Public Forum on taxpayer service needs and preferences to be held in Los Angeles, CA on August 22

Tue, Aug 16, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Rep. Xavier Becerra, a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Social Security, will hold a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. The public forum will be held Monday, August 22, at 9:30 a.m. at Boyle Heights City Hall, Los A...

Next Public Forum on taxpayer service needs and preferences to be held in Portland, OR on August 18

Fri, Aug 12, 2016

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson will hold a public forum in Portland, Ore., on Thursday, August 18, to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations. The forum is being held in Portland at the invitation of Sen. Ron Wyden, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance. The public forum will take place at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE ...

It’s time for a Premium Tax Credit check-up

Wed, Aug 10, 2016

While you may be tempted to forget about taxes at the end of the filing season, there is still time to receive the benefits of many tax credits.When you applied for assistance to help pay the insurance premiums for 2016 health coverage through the Marketplace, the Marketplace estimated the amount of your Premium Tax Credit (PTC). But life changes between then and when you go to file your tax re...

Motley Fool Headlines

An Activist Shareholder's Legitimate Gripe With Buffalo Wild Wings

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Why a hedge fund is fiercely challenging the management of this extremely successful fast-casual restaurant chain....

Is Electronic Arts Sending One of Its Biggest 2016 Games Out to Die?

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

A release between "Battlefield 1" and "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" could make "Titanfall 2" a casualty of high-profile competition....

Why Bank of America's Shares Are Up 11% in August

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Here are the two main catalysts....

Will Seaspan Corporation Raise Its Dividend in 2017?

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

A flat dividend in 2016 might provide a hint on the direction the containership leasing company’s dividend goes next year....

Billionaire Showdown: Is Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Worth the Risk?

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

These two billionaires took opposing views on Valeant Pharmaceuticals last quarter. Which side should retail investors favor right now? ...

Why Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc Shares Are Soaring 31% Today

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

An approval ahead of key trial data is sparking investor's enthusiasm....

Scotiabank Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Despite worries about Canada's resource-based economy, Bank of Nova Scotia is still enjoying success....

Ambarella's Price Target Hiked 41.5%: What You Need to Know

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

This banker urges investors to buy Ambarella ahead of earnings....

Kinder Morgan, Inc.'s Worst Business Segment in 2016 So Far

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

The energy infrastructure giant's oil business is having a bad year, and it’s not just because of weak oil prices....

Why Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Stock Got Shredded Today

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Shares of the teen retailer plummeted on a weak earnings report. ...