National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins released her “2020 Annual Report to Congress.” The report focuses on the challenges that taxpayers faced filing their tax returns and receiving refunds and Economic Impact Payments due to COVID-19. It also notes that a roughly 20% inflation-adjusted reduction in the IRS’s budget since 2010 has left the IRS with antiquated technology and inadequate staffing levels to meet taxpayers’ needs. In addition, the fourth edition of the National Taxpayer Advocate’s “Purple Book” was published. It complies 66 legislative recommendations designed to strengthen taxpayer rights. For links to the report and the Purple Book:  Call or visit our website for more information!