IRS Complains of Being Overworked

Post Date: 1/16/12
Last Updated: 1/16/12


Cross References
• IR-2012-6

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her annual report to Congress, identifying the combination of the IRS’ expanding workload and declining resources as the most serious problem facing taxpayers. The result, the report says, is inadequate taxpayer service, erosion of taxpayer rights, and reduced tax compliance. The advocate expressed her continuing concern that the IRS’ expanding use of automated processes to adjust tax liabilities is causing harm to taxpayers and recommended that Congress enact a comprehensive Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
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