Via TaxProf Blog, we learn that National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson has released her 2016 Report to Congress. Like earlier reports, this one continues to identify FATCA and related problems as being among the “Most Serious Issues” encountered by taxpayers, and dares to make the most mild suggestions for improvement, which the IRS will undoubtedly ignore, as they have since 2012.
The IRS has adopted an enforcement-oriented regime with respect to international taxpayers. Its operative assumption appears to be that all such taxpayers should be suspected of fraudulent activity, unless proven otherwise. This assumption results in the IRS ignoring stakeholders, dismissing useful comments and suggestions, and misallocating resources.
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