IRS Announces New National Taxpayer Advocate

As a part of their efforts to increase taxpayer assistance amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, the IRS announced today their appointment for the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA), Erin M. Collins. As the National Taxpayer Advocate, Ms. Collins will oversee the Taxpayer Advocate Service and work closely with the IRS to “improve our tax system for everyone,” according IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. According to an IRS press release, Collins, a former attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel and managing director of a private tax controversy practice, will begin her new role on Monday, March 30th, well in advance of her original start date, to work on issues related to COVID-19. 

Additionally, the IRS advises that as the National Taxpayer Advocate, Ms. Collins will work with Congress and report on the aspects of our tax law that are the most burdensome and difficult for taxpayers. She will also recommend policy and legislative changes to ease such burdens. According to the IRS press release, Collins stated, “I can’t imagine a more critical time to lead the Taxpayer Advocate Service and to help the nation’s taxpayers during this time.”

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