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 Tax Chat!
with Professors Riel Franzsen and Annet Oguttu, and Asha Ramgobin
on Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights, and Sustainable Development Goals
06 October 2020 | Noon EDT | 6 pm South African Standard Time | 17:00 BST | 18:00 CEST


5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights

Quality Tax Audits and the Protection of Fundamental Rights

26 – 28 May 2021 | Athens, Greece

6th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights

Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights: Issues for Developing Countries

06 – 07 October 2021 | Pretoria, South Africa

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

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.  

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have rescheduled the 2020 ITRC originally planned for October 2020.  In 2021 we will be holding two conferences.


The 5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights will be on 27 – 28 May, 2021, in Athens, Greece.  The conference’s theme is Quality Tax Audits and the Protection of Fundamental Rights.  On 26 May 2021 there will be a pre-conference on workshop on issues relating to low income taxpayer clinics and COVID-19 impact on low income and small business taxpayers.


The 6th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights, originally scheduled for October 202o, will be on 06 and 07 October, 2021,   at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, hosted by the African Tax Institute.  The conference’s theme is Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights: Issues for Developing Countries.


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 Clinics 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.

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.

Systemic Advocacy

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.