TAXPAYER RIGHTS DIGEST

Keeping you informed about the Center for Taxpayer Rights’ activities and developments in taxpayer rights around the globe.

Tax Chat No. 2

Register now for Tax Chat! Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights, and Achieving Sustainable Development Goals The Center for Taxpayer Rights announces registration is now open for the Tax Chat! with Professors Riel Franzsen and Annet Oguttu  and Asha Ramgobin.   This Tax Chat! will be held on Tuesday, 06 October, 2020 at noon Eastern Daylight Time/18h00 South African Standard Time (17:00 BST/18:00 CEST).  The theme of the Tax Chat! is Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights, and Achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Tax Chat! is

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Tax Chat! Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights

More Tax Chat! Live and Uploaded! Greetings, all. The first day of fall brings a bit of sadness, as I realize in another world I would be preparing to travel to Pretoria, South Africa, for the 5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights.  Regrettably, we’ve had to postpone that conference until next year, for the 6th and 7th of October, 2021.  We also plan to hold the regularly scheduled 2021 conference on May 27th and 28th,

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Tax Chat! 01 September 2020

Registration Now Open for Tax Chat! with Professor Pasquale Pistone and Philip Baker, QC about the Observatory on Taxpayers’ Rights 01 September 2020 | Noon EDT | 17:00 BST | 18:00 CEST Join Nina Olson, Executive Director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights, for the inaugual session of Tax Chat!, the Center’s online series of conversations about taxpayer rights and tax administration.  Nina will be joined by Professor Pasquale Pistone and Philip Baker, QC, the

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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

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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,

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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,

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