National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson urged the Internal Revenue Service to adopt a comprehensive Taxpayer Bill of Rights in her annual report to Congress in mid-January, saying it would increase trust in the agency and, more generally, strengthen the IRS's ability to serve taxpayers and collect tax. In addition, she recommended allowing voluntary certification of unenrolled tax preparers if the IRS fails to win an appeal of a court ruling invalidating its testing requirements for tax preparers.
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