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History of the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate

In Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2, Congress not only established the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate but also described its functions:

  1. To assist taxpayers in resolving problems with the Internal Revenue Service;
  2. To identify areas in which taxpayers have problems in dealings with the Internal Revenue Service;
  3. To the extent possible, propose changes in the administrative practices of the IRS to mitigate those identified problems; and
  4. To identify potential legislative changes which may be appropriate to mitigate such problems.

Read the interesting history of TAS

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Free tax filing for unemployed Publication 554 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionVolunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly. Free tax filing for unemployed Ordering forms and publications. Free tax filing for unemployed Tax questions. Free tax filing for unemployed What's New Alternative minimum tax exemption increased. Free tax filing for unemployed  The AMT exemption amount has increased to $51,900 ($80,800 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er); $40,400 if married filing separately). Free tax filing for unemployed Earned income credit. Free tax filing for unemployed  The maximum amount of income you can earn and still get the credit has increased. 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