Town Hall Encourages Taxpayer Comments About the IRS

Tax Advocacy Panel

How can the IRS better serve taxpayers in the Albuquerque area? That is the question participants will be encouraged to answer at a community town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 16 in Room 2401 at the UNM School of Law.

The event is being presented by the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee created to listen to taxpayers, identify taxpayer issues and propose suggestions to the IRS. The law school’s Business and Tax Clinic, which collaborates with TAP, will host the town hall, which is free and open to the public.

Event highlights will include:

  • A one-hour open forum dialogue with taxpayers to solicit direct feedback and concerns about IRS customer service.
  • A unique opportunity for taxpayers to meet TAP members from their area who will listen to their comments and use the feedback to drive change in the way the IRS delivers services to the public.
  • Attendance by TAP members and National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, as well as local taxpayer advocates, to speak with taxpayers about their concerns.

Attendees may also participate in a focus group session to further explore the IRS customer services they would like to receive now or in the future.