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March 19, 2014
Tax Analysts Conference: Taxpayers and the IRS: Is It Time for a Taxpayer Bill of Rights?

WHAT: Tax Analysts, the nonprofit provider of federal, state, and international tax news and analysis, will host a conference discussing the IRS's need to adopt a taxpayer bill of rights (TBOR).

On January 9, 2014, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released the 2013 Annual Report to Congress, urging the IRS to administratively implement a comprehensive, principle-based TBOR. That proposal, comprising 10 rights modeled on the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights, is designed to strengthen the IRS’s ability to serve taxpayers. However, the lack of resources needed to implement these rights could prevent the IRS from proceeding. The speakers and the conversation that follows will provide a historical perspective on prior legislation, discuss recommendations for adopting a TBOR, and debate the timing and politics involved in its implementation.

WHO: Tax Analysts President and Publisher Christopher E. Bergin will moderate the discussion, which will feature National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson; Christopher S. Rizek, a member of Caplin & Drysdale; and Alan J. Wilensky, an attorney and former Treasury deputy and acting assistant secretary for tax policy.

WHEN: Thursday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building, Polaris Suite, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

WHY: This conference is part of a long-running series of panel discussions that Tax Analysts hosts several times a year on tax policy and administration.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: For more information and to register or view the live video stream, please visit the Tax Analysts event page or contact Shaima Cardillo at 703-531-4852 or

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