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The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is a Federal Advisory Committee whose mission is to listen to taxpayers, identify taxpayers' issues and make suggestions for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction.
TAP is comprised of approximately 75 members who volunteer to serve a three-year term, and represent all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and a member to represent U.S. Citizens living or working abroad.
TAP members are divided into six separate Project Committees that focus on specific issues. The Joint Committee is made up of representatives from each Project Committee.
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Taxpayer Advocacy Panel welcomes 25 new members
TAP releases its 2021 Annual Report
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National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins releases her 2021 Annual Report to Congress
National Taxpayer Advocate assessed tax filing season and identifies areas for IRS improvement in mid-year report to Congress
IRS extends deadline to apply for the 2022-2024 volunteer Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
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