NTA Nina Olson Announces Upcoming Retirement

By and on March 1, 2019

We have written in the past about the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), which is an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whose job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and knows and understands taxpayer rights. For the past 18 years, Nina Olson has been the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) – the leader of TAS. Ms. Olson has been instrumental in protecting taxpayer rights, through her Annual Report to Congress and in many other ways. Today, Ms. Olson announced that she is retiring from the position of NTA on July 31, 2019. She will be sorely missed, but we are hopeful that the transition will be smooth and TAS will be able to continue its important work for taxpayers.

Andrew R. RobersonAndrew R. Roberson
Andrew (Andy) R. Roberson focuses his practice on tax controversy and litigation matters. He represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Examination Division and Appeals Office and has been involved in more than 50 matters at all levels of the federal court system, including the US Tax Court, several US courts of appeal and the Supreme Court. Andy has experience settling tax disputes through alternative dispute resolution procedures, including Fast Track Settlement and Post-Appeals Mediation, and in representing clients in Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) audits. He also represents individuals in Global High Wealth Industry Group audits and in connection with offshore disclosure programs. Read Andy Roberson's full bio.


Kevin SpencerKevin Spencer
Kevin Spencer focuses his practice on tax controversy issues. Kevin represents clients in complicated tax disputes in court and before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at the IRS Appeals and Examination divisions. In addition to his tax controversy practice, Kevin has broad experience advising clients on various tax issues, including tax accounting, employment and reasonable compensation, civil and criminal tax penalties, IRS procedures, reportable transactions and tax shelters, renewable energy, state and local tax, and private client matters. After earning his Master of Tax degree, Kevin had the privilege to clerk for the Honorable Robert P. Ruwe on the US Tax Court. Read Kevin Spencer's full bio.

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