The Center for Taxpayer Rights is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering taxpayer’s awareness of and access to taxpayer rights. We accomplish our mission, in part, by educating the public and government officials about the role taxpayer rights plays in promoting compliance and trust in systems of taxation.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
For the 7th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights
— Tax Collection & Taxpayer Rights in the
Post-COVID World —
May 16, 18 to 20, 2022
Hosted by Harvard Law School
Reimagining Tax Administration:
Social Programs Through the Tax Code
The Center for Taxpayer Rights recently convened an online workshop series,
Reimagining Tax Administration: Social Programs through the Tax Code.
This series of workshops explored the challenges faced by taxpayers and IRS alike
when the tax system is used to deliver social benefits to low income and other under-resourced populations.
Taxpayer Rights Digest
The Taxpayer Rights Digest is a biweekly (or so) email newsletter that shares information about developments and events relating to taxpayer rights around the globe. We welcome readers’ suggestions and updates about topics and current developments. Please send your suggestions and comments to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Conference on Taxpayer Rights
We organize and convene the annual International Conference on Taxpayer Rights (ICTR), in partnership with host organizations around the world.
The 7th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights will be held on May 18 to 20, 2022, at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. The theme for this year’s conference is Taxpayer Rights in the Collection of Tax.
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Support Center
We support and encourage the expansion of Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) in the United States and internationally through the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Support Center.
LITCs provide much-needed pro bono representation to low income individuals in tax disputes. As a result of a federal grant program administered by the Taxpayer Advocate Service, there are over 130 LITCs in the US today. The idea is catching on, with LITCs operating in Australia, and soon expanding to UK and elsewhere.
The LITC Support Center operates to provide technical assistance to LITCs in the US and abroad, identifying opportunities for joint advocacy and funding, and promoting pro bono volunteer opportunities, especially with small and rural LITCs. The Support Center also operates LITC Connect, a “dating app” that connects LITCs with tax professionals interested in volunteering with LITCs.
We also accomplish our mission through these initiatives and activities:
Taxpayer Advocates and Ombuds
We provide technical support for the establishment and expansion of taxpayer advocate and ombuds offices as independent voices of taxpayer rights and systemic change.
We submit comments on proposed U.S. Treasury regulations and submit amicus curiae briefs in federal and state tax cases raising significant issues pertaining to taxpayer rights and the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TBOR).
Educational Materials for Schools and Taxpayers
We develop materials, including a Taxpayer Receipt and primary and secondary school curricula modules, to educate the public about the function of taxes and taxpayer rights in civil society.
Training for Tax Administrators
We develop training programs for tax administration officials as a component of leadership training, focusing on tax procedure and tax administration principles, taxpayer rights, and tax compliance research, with examples and instructors from around the world.
Support our work in advancing taxpayer rights.
The Center for Taxpayer Rights is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.