Washington (July 8, 2004) -- A report to Congress by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson calls for enhanced protection of taxpayer rights by tax administrators and improvements in the offer-in-compromise, collection due process and tax e-filing programs.

The report said the procedural requirements for obtaining consideration of an offer in compromise are excessive and too many offers are rejected. Olson also said that the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate will work with the Office of Appeals in the coming fiscal year to make the collection due process procedures less confusing to taxpayers and their representatives.

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