Final Race & Tax Administration Tax Chat!

Final Tax Chat! on Race & Tax Administration Dear Friends,We are coming up on two very exciting events at the Center for Taxpayer Rights and I encourage you to sign up for them.The fourth and final Tax Chat! in our free series on Race and Tax Administration is taking place next Tuesday, May 28, from noon to 1:30pm EDT.  The topic this week is Disparity in Real & “Non-Real” Audits: How to reduce racial disparity while promoting effective tax administration.  Yes, that title is a mouthful but it accurately describes what we will be discussing.Our guests include Hadi Elzayn, one…

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Upcoming Tax Chats! & 9th ICTR

-- Upcoming Tax Chat! on Race & Tax Administration -- 30 April 2024 Dear Friends,In this issue of the Taxpayer Rights Digest, I want to bring to your attention to a new Tax Chat! series the Center for Taxpayer Rights is holding on Race & Tax Administration.  The series began on April 8th, and we have an upcoming Chat! on Tuesday, April 30th.But before I discuss the Tax Chat! series, I want to remind you that registration is still open for the 9th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights.  It will be held from 04 June to 06 June, 2024, both…

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Upcoming Tax Chats! and an Announcement …

Upcoming Tax Chats! and an Announcement .... Dear Friends, In this issue of the Taxpayer Rights Digest, we discuss the wide range of programs we have scheduled for the rest of the summer.  There’s quite a lot planned, so please read through this – I’m sure you’ll find something that will interest you. First up, tomorrow (July 11) at noon Eastern Daylight Time, we have our next Tax Chat! in the Transforming Tax Administration series.  The topic for this chat is Notices, Nudges, & Communication.  We have some really excellent guests:  Michael Hallsworth from the Behavioural Insight Team, Julie Payne…

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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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Reimagining Tax Administration: A New Video and an Upcoming Session

New Reimagining Tax Administration Video Available: Design Theory & Administrative Burden Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,As you know, the Center has been holding an online series of workshops, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, on Reimagining Tax Administration: Running Social Programs Through the Tax Code.  Over a series of seven workshops, we are exploring the implications for U.S. tax administration and its taxpayers if social benefits like the Earned Income Credit and the refundable Child Tax Credit are distributed through the tax system. We have a new workshop coming on this Monday, October…

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Reimagining Tax Administration Workshop Series

--Announcing New Workshop Series--Reimagining Tax Administration:Social Programs Through the Tax Code Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email I wanted to share with you a free online workshop series the Center for Taxpayer Rights is holding this fall, called Reimagining Tax Administration: Social Programs Through the Tax Code.  This series explores how the US tax system can better administer family and worker benefits such as the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) . Each workshop session focuses on a different aspect of this challenge, from understanding the limits of present-day IRS…

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New Tax Chat! Video on Administrative Burden & Taxpayer Rights

New Video on Administrative Burden & Taxpayer Rights Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,Let me start this issue of the Digest with a gentle reminder to register for the online 6th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights, which will be held from 05 to 08 October, 2021.  The theme of the conference is Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights: Issues for Developing Countries; and there is a free online workshop on 05 October on the role of Tax Clinics and Taxpayer Ombuds/Advocates in protecting taxpayer rights. See Agenda here Click here to Register So, the…

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Tax Chat! Administrative Burden & Taxpayer Rights

Registration Now Open for Tax Chat! Administrative Burden & Taxpayer Rights Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,Registration is now open for the April 13th Tax Chat!  This month’s chat is on Administrative Burden and Taxpayer Rights.  Our guests for this Tax Chat! are Professors Les Book and Keith Fogg.  Over the last year Les, Keith, and I have been working on an article that describes a rights-based framework for identifying and mitigating excessive administrative burden in tax administration.  The Tax Chat! will be on April 13th at noon EDT/17:00 BST/18:00 CEST.  You…

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