Giving Tuesday 2022 – The Year in Review

2022 Giving Tuesday -- The Year in Review Dear Friends,On this Giving Tuesday, I’m making a gentle request of you to make a donation in support of the Center for Taxpayer Rights’ work in the field of taxpayer rights, especially in support of the International Conference on Taxpayer Rights (ICTR).  As you know, in May 2022, over three days, we held our 7th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights, as a virtual program.  The theme of the conference was Tax Collection & Taxpayer Rights in the Post-COVID World.  For 2023, we are planning the 8th ICTR, which will be in Santiago,…

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Tax Chat! on Direct E-Filing and the IRS

Upcoming Tax Chat!Designing a Direct E-File Tool for the 21st Century14 November 20221:30 to 3:00 pm (Eastern Time) Dear Friends,I am pleased to announce that registration is open for a free on-line Tax Chat! program discussion of issues facing the IRS and other tax agencies as they introduce and utilize direct e-filing with the tax agency.  The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) contains $80 billion for modernizing IRS operations, and $15 million specifically for a report on the feasibility of an IRS-run direct e-file tool.  The report is due May 16, 2023, nine months after the date of IRA's enactment on…

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State Taxpayer Rights – Registration Open!

Announcing registration for new Reimagining Tax Administration Workshop! Dear Friends,It’s been a while since we’ve posted a blog from the Center, but we have definitely been busy and there is a lot happening in the coming months, so I thought I’d start up our posts again.The first thing I’d like to share is that the Center has two new employees.  Anna Gooch has joined us as the American Bar Association Public Service Fellow.  Among other things, Anna will be working on growing the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Support Center, a project of the Center’s that provides technical support and…

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Collection, Due Process, and the US Supreme Court

Collection, Due Process Rights & the US Supreme Court – to be discussed at the 7th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,It’s been a while since we sent out a Taxpayer Rights Digest, but we’ve certainly been busy in the background.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve been holding planning calls with the various panels for the 7th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights (ICTR).  It’s hard to believe the conference is only 3 weeks away – May 18 to 20th!  If you haven’t registered yet, you can…

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7th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights

7th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights Registration Now Open! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,It is my great pleasure to announce that registration is now open for the 7th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights.  Yay!This year, the conference is being hosted by Harvard Law School.  However, we will be holding it online for one more year,  just to be safe and to minimize logistical burden. The theme of the conference is Tax Collection and Taxpayer Rights in the Post-COVID World.  It will be held from May 18 to 20, 2022, with a free…

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Reimagining Tax Administration: Culture Change

Tax Agency Organization & Culture Change Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,Happy New Year! Throughout the fall of 2021, the Center for Taxpayer Rights held an online series of workshops called Reimagining Tax Administration: Social Programs Through the Tax Code.  The series, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, was something we have wanted to do for quite some time – that is, explore the use of tax laws and tax agencies to administer social benefits to vulnerable populations.  We have been posting the agenda, slides, and videos from the series here, and today we…

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A New Video on Taxation and Sustainable Development Goals

New video on Taxation as a Means to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,As this crazy year winds down, we’ve been catching up on editing the videos from the two International Conferences on Taxpayer Rights we held online this year.  Last week we posted the panel discussion Taxpayer Rights as Human Rights from our South Africa conference, and today we are sharing the video of the conference’s second panel, Taxation as a Means to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in African and Other Developing Countries.  This video is a…

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Taxpayer Rights as Human Rights – a new video – and end-of-year giving!

Taxpayer Rights as Human Rights – a new video –& End-of-Year Giving! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends, As we come to the end of yet another very challenging year, we are getting caught up on editing the videos from the two International Conferences on Taxpayer Rights that we held this year.  We are overflowing with important content, indeed! Before I discuss the new video, I just want to make this request that you consider supporting the Center for Taxpayer Rights in your end-of-year charitable giving.  We need your help to continue…

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Boelcher v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

Is a Statutory Time Limit Jurisdictional in a Collection Due Process Hearing before the U.S. Court?  The Center files an Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Boechler v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,This week, the Tax Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the Center for Taxpayer Rights in the case Boechler v. Commissioner.  You can read our amicus brief here.  Because the issue to be decided is of…

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New Workshop Video for Reimagining Tax Adminstration Series

New Video from Reimagining Tax Administration: Social Programs Through the Tax Code Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,We’ve uploaded to the Center’s youtube channel a new video from our free online workshop series, Reimagining Tax Administration: Social Programs Through the Tax Code.   We have three more sessions to go – Monday November 1, 8, and 15.  You can register for the series here.https://www.youtu.be/adthQGymBgU This new video is of the panel on Program Eligibility Rules for the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Other Anti-Poverty Programs, held on 25 October 2021.  In…

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