Taxpayer Advocate Service

Taxpayer Advocate Service The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Learn more at: www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov. Due to taxpayer privacy concerns, public comments on our Timeline will be removed.

TAS does not collect comments or messages on this site. TAS ASSISTANCE Do you need tax help? See if you qualify for TAS services: www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/about-us/learn-more-eligibility. If you qualify, your Local Taxpayer Advocate will do everything they can to resolve your problem. REACHING TAS You can find the address and phone number for your local Taxpayer Advocate Service office at www.irs.gov/advocate/local-taxpayer-advocate. You can also: • Call our toll-free line at 1-877-777-4778 • Complete Form 911, Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance (And Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order), at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f911.pdf, or request it by phone at 1-800-829-3676 • Ask an IRS employee (in person or over the phone) to complete the form on your behalf For more information, visit www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov.

Mission: As an independent organization within the IRS, we help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes that will prevent the problems. The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. You can learn more at: www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov. Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly, and that you know and understand your rights. We offer free help to guide you through the often-confusing process of resolving your tax problems that you haven’t been able to solve on your own. Remember, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all!

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If you have not received an Economic Impact Payment and normally don’t file a tax return, the IRS may need more informat...
11/05/2020

If you have not received an Economic Impact Payment and normally don’t file a tax return, the IRS may need more information to get the payment to you this year. Get details on how to claim your payment before Nov. 21. go.usa.gov/x7bx2

The IRS ‘Where’s My Refund?’ tool is the easiest way to check your tax refund status: go.usa.gov/xEdAk.
11/04/2020

The IRS ‘Where’s My Refund?’ tool is the easiest way to check your tax refund status: go.usa.gov/xEdAk.

irsnews: irsnews: On Nov. 10, help IRS reach people who receive little or no income so they can sign up and get their Ec...
11/04/2020

irsnews: irsnews: On Nov. 10, help IRS reach people who receive little or no income so they can sign up and get their Economic Impact Payments. go.usa.gov/x7YsQ.

Certain businesses in need of tax relief can now use the COVID-19 Business Tax Relief Tool to determine eligibility. tax...
11/04/2020

Certain businesses in need of tax relief can now use the COVID-19 Business Tax Relief Tool to determine eligibility. taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/BizTaxReliefTool

The IRS recently extended the deadline to provide your information and claim your Economic Impact using the Non-Filers t...
11/04/2020

The IRS recently extended the deadline to provide your information and claim your Economic Impact using the Non-Filers tool. go.usa.gov/x7bx2

Check your ITIN status before Dec. 31st to renew your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or ITIN and avoid IRS d...
11/03/2020

Check your ITIN status before Dec. 31st to renew your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or ITIN and avoid IRS delays this upcoming tax season. go.usa.gov/xV7Cj

The time to claim the Economic Impact Payment for non-filers is extended to November 21. Get details on what you need to...
11/03/2020

The time to claim the Economic Impact Payment for non-filers is extended to November 21. Get details on what you need to know to claim your payment: go.usa.gov/x7bx2.

Searching for a new career? Taxpayer Advocate Service is hiring! Grow your career with the Taxpayer Advocate Service. Vi...
11/03/2020

Searching for a new career? Taxpayer Advocate Service is hiring! Grow your career with the Taxpayer Advocate Service. Visit taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/careers for new job openings.

RT @IRSnews: To help #TaxPros, #IRS makes Circular 230 and Publication 947 available in Spanish for the first time. Read...
11/03/2020

RT @IRSnews: To help #TaxPros, #IRS makes Circular 230 and Publication 947 available in Spanish for the first time. Read: https://go.usa.gov/x7T4X.

Share the new COVID-19 Business Tax Relief Tool to help businesses determine eligibility for tax relief. Even if you don...
11/03/2020

Share the new COVID-19 Business Tax Relief Tool to help businesses determine eligibility for tax relief. Even if you don’t own a business, you can help us help keep local businesses in business. Spread the word: taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/BizTaxReliefTool.

The deadline to claim the Economic Impact Payment for non-filers is extended to November 21: go.usa.gov/x7bx2. #stimulus
11/02/2020

The deadline to claim the Economic Impact Payment for non-filers is extended to November 21: go.usa.gov/x7bx2. #stimulus

Searching for a new career? Taxpayer Advocate Service is hiring! Grow your career with the Taxpayer Advocate Service. Vi...
11/02/2020

Searching for a new career? Taxpayer Advocate Service is hiring! Grow your career with the Taxpayer Advocate Service. Visit taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/careers for new job openings.

irsnews: The #IRS “National EIP Registration Day” on Nov 10 will take place a few days ahead of the registration deadlin...
11/02/2020

irsnews: The #IRS “National EIP Registration Day” on Nov 10 will take place a few days ahead of the registration deadline. Help us get all eligible people their Economic Impact Payments: go.usa.gov/x7YsQ.

If you are uncertain about the Economic Impact Payment requirements or procedures, or need assistance with the IRS Non-F...
11/02/2020

If you are uncertain about the Economic Impact Payment requirements or procedures, or need assistance with the IRS Non-Filers tool, Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) in certain states may be able to assist you. go.usa.gov/xdr84.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics across the nation are helping taxpayers with their Economic Impact Payments. Find out where ...
10/30/2020

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics across the nation are helping taxpayers with their Economic Impact Payments. Find out where the nearest LITC office is in your community: go.usa.gov/xdr84.

Find out what your options are if you've received an IRS penalty bill: go.usa.gov/xGFPw.
10/30/2020

Find out what your options are if you've received an IRS penalty bill: go.usa.gov/xGFPw.

irsnews: #IRS and the Security Summit remind charities that using strong passwords and keeping them secure are critical ...
10/29/2020

irsnews: #IRS and the Security Summit remind charities that using strong passwords and keeping them secure are critical steps to preventing thieves from stealing information or money. irs.gov/securitysummit #CharityFraudOut

Find out what your options are if you've received an #IRS penalty bill: go.usa.gov/xGFPw.
10/29/2020

Find out what your options are if you've received an #IRS penalty bill: go.usa.gov/xGFPw.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service helps individuals, businesses, and exempt organizations. Learn more about eligibility: go....
10/29/2020

The Taxpayer Advocate Service helps individuals, businesses, and exempt organizations. Learn more about eligibility: go.usa.gov/x5fxE.

The IRS ‘Where’s My Refund?’ tool is the easiest way to check your tax refund status: go.usa.gov/xEdAk.
10/28/2020

The IRS ‘Where’s My Refund?’ tool is the easiest way to check your tax refund status: go.usa.gov/xEdAk.

Redesigned IRS webpage helps people closing a business. Find out what steps you need to take to navigate final tax actio...
10/28/2020

Redesigned IRS webpage helps people closing a business. Find out what steps you need to take to navigate final tax actions for your closed business. go.usa.gov/x7gCy

If you’re a business owner, the new COVID-19 Business Tax Relief Tool is a simple way to find out what your options migh...
10/28/2020

If you’re a business owner, the new COVID-19 Business Tax Relief Tool is a simple way to find out what your options might be under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) or the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA). go.usa.gov/xGKfm

TODAY: Do you have an unresolved tax problem with the IRS? Taxpayer Advocate Service is offering free assistance during ...
10/28/2020

TODAY: Do you have an unresolved tax problem with the IRS? Taxpayer Advocate Service is offering free assistance during the virtual Problem Solving Day event being held on October 28, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Visit Taxpayer Advocate Service at go.usa.gov/xRRyn for appointment details.

10/28/2020
How the Taxpayer Advocate Service works for you

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As an independent organization within the IRS, the Taxpayer Advocate Service helps protect your taxpayer rights, and is your voice at the IRS. Learn more abo...

Unemployment compensation, including special unemployment compensation authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and...
10/27/2020

Unemployment compensation, including special unemployment compensation authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is taxable and must generally be included in gross income. go.usa.gov/x7gCm

irsnews: Anyone who prepares or helps prepare a federal tax return for compensation must have an IRS Preparer Tax ID Num...
10/27/2020

irsnews: Anyone who prepares or helps prepare a federal tax return for compensation must have an IRS Preparer Tax ID Number. Register or renew expiring PTINs at irs.gov/ptin.

Do you have an unresolved tax problem with the IRS? Taxpayer Advocate Service is offering free assistance during the vir...
10/27/2020

Do you have an unresolved tax problem with the IRS? Taxpayer Advocate Service is offering free assistance during the virtual Problem Solving Day event being held on October 28, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Visit Taxpayer Advocate Service at go.usa.gov/xRRyn for appointment details.

10/27/2020
What To Do If You Owe The IRS and Can't Pay - Overview

Need payment options to settle your IRS tax bill? Taxpayer Advocate Service can help. Find out if you qualify for certain #IRS payment options when you owe taxes and can’t pay: youtu.be/AsOEV0revVE.

Do you owe money to the IRS but can't pay it now? There are options available. Visit the Taxpayer Advocate Service Tax Toolkit for more information on these ...

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics across the nation are helping taxpayers with their Economic Impact Payments. Find out where ...
10/27/2020

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics across the nation are helping taxpayers with their Economic Impact Payments. Find out where the nearest LITC office is in your community: go.usa.gov/xdr84.

Do you have an unresolved tax problem with the IRS? Taxpayer Advocate Service is offering free assistance during the vir...
10/26/2020

Do you have an unresolved tax problem with the IRS? Taxpayer Advocate Service is offering free assistance during the virtual Problem Solving Day event being held on October 28, 2020 from 8 AM to 6 PM. Visit Taxpayer Advocate Service at go.usa.gov/xRRyn for appointment details.

It doesn't take a techie to use the IRS paycheck checkup tool. Avoid facing an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax tim...
10/26/2020

It doesn't take a techie to use the IRS paycheck checkup tool. Avoid facing an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time. Check out taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/taxtips and learn more.

Is your tax withholding correct? Use the Tax Withholding Estimator too now so you don’t owe the IRS tax, interest and pe...
10/23/2020

Is your tax withholding correct? Use the Tax Withholding Estimator too now so you don’t owe the IRS tax, interest and penalties later. taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/news/tas-tax-tip-use-tax-withholding-estimator

Life events can also make a big difference in taxes. Find out how career or job changes, marriage, divorce or separation...
10/23/2020

Life events can also make a big difference in taxes. Find out how career or job changes, marriage, divorce or separation, the birth or adoption of a child, retirement, natural disasters and other life events can impact your taxes. Remember to account for all life events that could affect your tax liability. www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/get-help

By law, unemployment compensation is taxable and must be reported on you 2020 IRS federal income tax return. Plan ahead ...
10/22/2020
IRS: Unemployment compensation is taxable; have tax withheld now and avoid a tax-time surprise | Internal Revenue Service

By law, unemployment compensation is taxable and must be reported on you 2020 IRS federal income tax return. Plan ahead to avoid a tax-time surprise: go.usa.gov/xfzmM.

IR-2020-185, August 18, 2020 — With millions of Americans now receiving taxable unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded people receiving unemployment compensation (beneficiaries) that they can have tax withheld from their benefits now...

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Members of the media, please visit www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/contact-us for more information. Privacy Notice: This service is controlled and operated by a third party and is not an official government website. By interacting with the IRS through this service, you may be providing non-government third parties access to your personal information. The IRS does not keep or share any personally identifiable information that you provide through this service. The IRS strongly discourages you from providing sensitive personally identifiable information (such as your social security number or tax account information) and will delete any comments containing such information without responding. www.irs.gov www.irs.gov/privacy

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