Event to Explore Taxpayer Advocacy in Tight Budget Times

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Tax commissioners, advocates, academics and practitioners will explore the current tensions between revenue collection and taxpayer advocacy at the event "Taxpayer Advocacy: Addressing Systemic Tensions During Tight Budget Times" to be held at Albany Law School on Oct. 8.

The keynote speech will be delivered by Nina Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate, who serves as an advocate for taxpayers to the IRS and Congress. She oversees the 2,000 advocates across the nation who help U.S. taxpayers resolve problems and work with the IRS to correct systemic and procedural issues.

Other participants include:

  • Jaime Woodward, New York State Tax Commissioner, Albany, N.Y. 
  • Jack Trachtenberg, Deputy Commissioner and Taxpayer Rights Advocate, N.Y. State Department of Taxation and Finance
  • Leslie Book, Professor of Law and Director, Graduate Tax Program, Villanova Law School
  • Flora Hezel, The Rack Law Firm, Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Deborah Kearns, Director, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Albany Law School

The event is sponsored by the Law Clinic and Justice Center's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and The Government Law Center. Click here for more information, including a complete program, or contact Professor Deborah Kearns at 518-445-2328 or dkear@albanylaw.edu.