National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson and U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) will hold a public forum in San Antonio on Tuesday, August 30, to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations.
The forum will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Maestro Entrepreneur Center, 1811 South Laredo Street. Members of the public are invited to attend.
Jim Smith, CPA-Dallas, will provide testimony on behalf of the TSCPA and its Federal Tax Policy Committee. TSCPA chairman-elect Jim Oliver, CPA-San Antonio, will represent the San Antonio Chapter/TSCPA.
In the National Taxpayer Advocate’s 2015 Annual Report to Congress, Olson expressed concerns about whether the IRS’s “future state” plan adequately addresses taxpayer needs. She recommended the IRS solicit comments from taxpayers and tax professionals regarding the plan, including their thoughts on the extent to which taxpayers will continue to need telephone and in-person assistance. TSCPA’s Federal Tax Policy Committee conveyed similar concerns in a letter this past March to the Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.