National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson wants the Internal Revenue Service to take more of a “taxpayer-centric” approach in its Future State plan and for Congress to focus on tax simplification in its tax reform efforts.
In her Taxpayer Advocate Service’s 2016 annual report to Congress, Olson recommended the IRS adopt a vastly different approach to tax administration. The IRS has traditionally viewed itself as an enforcement agency, and Olson expressed concern this “enforcement first” approach would predominate as the IRS developed its Future State plan.
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