National Taxpayer Advocate Joins C-SPAN’s Washington Journal for Live Q&A

January 23, 2023 -The National Taxpayer Advocate Answers Taxpayer Questions About Tax Filing Season Challenges, IRS Backlogs, and More

National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins appeared live on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal call-in program on January 23. The National Taxpayer Advocate answered viewer questions about tax filing season challenges and discussed her 2022 Annual Report to Congress.

Washington Journal is a forum for leading journalists and public policy makers to discuss key events and legislation and receive questions from the public. You can watch the C-SPAN Washington Journal replay episode online, where the National Taxpayer Advocate also talks about:

The importance of keeping good tax records;
Filing Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, and processing amended tax returns;
How to check your tax refund status;
Broad penalty relief;
Electronic filing options and IRS’s Free File program;
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs;
How to tell if the IRS is really calling;
Protecting yourself against ID theft; and
Allowing the Tax Court jurisdiction to hear refund cases for individual taxpayers.

For more information and to read the latest news, tax tips and the National Taxpayer Advocate’s blogs, visit the Taxpayer Advocate Service’s News and Information center, and check out our Get Help pages to view important tax topics than can assist in resolving your tax-related issues.


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