Bittner v. US: Will the Supreme Court uphold a regressive penalty on foreign financial accounts?

Bittner v. U.S:Will the US Supreme Court Uphold a Regressive Penaltyon US Citizens & Taxpayerswith Foreign Financial Accounts? Dear Friends,In this Taxpayer Rights Digest, Gwen Moore and Zhanna Ziering of the Moore Tax Law Group LLC write about Bittner v. United States, a case before the United States Supreme Court that has significant repercussions for US taxpayers with foreign financial accounts.  Gwen and Zhanna represented the Center for Taxpayer Rights in submitting an amicus curiae brief to the Court.  Oral arguments were held this past fall and we expect a ruling in the new year.  The Center is enormously grateful…

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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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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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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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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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Registration Open for 6th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights!

-- Registration Now Open --6th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights!05 to 08 October 2021 (online only) Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,I’m pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 6th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights (ICTR).  The theme of the 6th ICTR is Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights: Issues for Developing Countries.  Register for 6th ICTR here As you may recall, the Center for Taxpayer Rights originally planned to hold this conference in October of 2020, at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.  We are thrilled to have the…

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