Nina Olson is the “National Taxpayer Advocate,” who heads up a “watch dog” organization of 1,400 Case advocates who help taxpayers that need help navigating murky IRS waters. Ms. Olson released her mid-year report to Congress about the status of the IRS. It wasn’t very favorable for the struggling agency. (View the full report here).
The report is hundreds of pages long yet it leads to one clear conclusion: the IRS is a mess. Ms. Olson goes to the extent to explain the disparity between those who did not need assistance versus who required help from the IRS, made the last