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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Registration for 5th ICTR is Now Open!

Registration Now Open!5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights26 to 28 May 2021 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,Registration is now open for the 5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights, which will be held over three days, on May 26 to 28, 2021.  The theme of the conference is Quality Tax Audits and the Protection of Fundamental Rights.  You can access the agenda here.  Our host for this year's conference is the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Law.This year we are holding the conference entirely online.  Although we will miss seeing…

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5th ICTR Agenda Now Available

5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights Agenda Now Available Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,It is my great pleasure to announce the agenda for the 5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights, which will be held over three days, on May 26 to 28, 2021.  The theme of the conference is Quality Tax Audits and the Protection of Fundamental Rights.  You can access the agenda here.Given the uncertainty with international (and even domestic) travel, we have decided to hold this conference entirely online.  We will miss seeing everyone, as the conversations and interactions that…

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New Tax Chat! Video on YouTube

New Tax Chat! Video -- The Economic Psychology of Tax Behavior with Erich Kirchler Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,This is just a heads up that we have posted the video of our Tax Chat! discussion with Professor Erich Kirchler on our You Tube channel.  This is also a reminder that you can register for our upcoming Tax Chat! on Tuesday, January 12 at noon EST/17:00 GMT/18:00 CET, which will be on Low Income Taxpayer Clinics: An International Movement. Click here to register for Tax Chat! As you may recall, our December…

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Tax Chat! Low Income Taxpayer Clinics: An International Movement

Tax Chat! No. 5Low Income Taxpayer Clinics: An International Movement Registration Now Open! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,We are ringing in the new year with a Tax Chat! on a topic dear to my heart – low income taxpayer clinics.  On Tuesday, January 12th, 2021, at noon ET/17:00 GMT/18:00 CET we will have our first Tax Chat! of 2021.  As always, registration for this virtual Tax Chat! is free, but we need to register in order to send you the zoom link.  You can check out the exact time of the event…

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The Year in Review …

The Year in Review ... Dear Friends,It’s been a little over a year since the Center for Taxpayer Rights (CTR) began operations, and what a year it has been!  As we bring 2020 to an end (and not a moment too soon) I thought it might be a good time to give a not-so-short update on the Center’s activities over the last sixteen months.  And of course, I hope you will support the Center’s activities in the field of taxpayer rights. Click here to Support the Center for Taxpayer Rights International Conference on Taxpayer Rights With respect to the International…

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Amicus Curiae Briefs

The Summer of Amicus Curiae Briefs Dear friends, This issue of the Taxpayer Rights Digest finds us discussing recent activity in the U.S. courts, with filings on behalf of the Center in several cases.  Historically, because low and middle income taxpayers have no or limited resources, the impact of tax agency actions or procedures on these or small business taxpayers was not brought to the attention of the courts.  With the advent of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) movement, this trend is being reversed. The expansion of LITCs in the United States, after the enactment of a federal grant…

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International Conference on Taxpayer Rights and more …

Taxpayer Rights in Challenging Times Being an update on the International Conference on Taxpayer Rights and other Center activities Hello, all.  It has been quite some time since the last Taxpayer Rights Digest – and in so many ways the world has changed profoundly.  In this issue, I’ll cover the work the Center for Taxpayer Rights has been engaged in, advocating for the rights of taxpayers in a rapidly changing environment and economy. But first, I want to note the passing of a leader in civil and human rights, U.S. Congressman John Lewis.  Although best known for his leadership and…

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Australia’s National Tax Clinic Program

A Report on Australia's National Tax Clinic Program In this issue of the Taxpayer Rights Digest, we highlight the expansion of tax clinics to Australia.  Several years ago, an Australia Tax Office (ATO) official visited the IRS and met with me and Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) staff.  Among other issues, we discussed the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant program that TAS administers.  The ATO official found this concept very exciting.  A year or so later, Annette Morgan, of Curtin University, visited our office with her students and we, too, discussed the clinic concept.  Well, one thing led to another and…

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Announcing the Agenda for the 5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights!

5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights 09.30.20 to 10.01.20 | University of Pretoria, SA This week’s digest is a quick update on a hodge-podge of topics, starting with our publication of the agenda for the 5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights, which you can access here.  The theme of the conference is Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights: Issues for Developing Countries.  The conference’s planning committee (Annet Oguttu and Riel Franzsen of African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria; Chris Evans of University of New South Wales, Sydney; Pasquale Pistone of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, The Netherlands; Carika Fritz of University…

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