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FY 2005 Objectives Report to Congress

The objectives report is one of two reports that the National Taxpayer Advocate is required by statute to submit to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance each year. The statute requires these reports to be submitted directly to the Committees without any prior review or comment from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the Secretary of the Treasury, the IRS Oversight Board, any other officer or employee of the Department of the Treasury, or the Office of Management and Budget.

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson has delivered a report to Congress that calls for enhanced protection of taxpayer rights by tax administrators and improvements in the offer-in-compromise, collection due process and tax e-filing programs.

“This year’s Objectives Report focuses on the protection of taxpayer rights as a mandatory component of tax administration,” said Olson. “Aggressive enforcement of taxpayer rights assures taxpayers that the IRS’ aggressive enforcement of the tax laws will be balanced and fair.”