Nina E. Olson is the executive director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights. From March 2001 to July 2019, Olson served as the National Taxpayer Advocate, an independent organization within the IRS, dedicated to assisting taxpayers resolve their problems with the IRS and making administrative and legislative recommendations to mitigate those problems systemically. Before serving as the National Taxpayer Advocate, Olson founded and directed The Community Tax Law Project, the first independent low-income taxpayer clinic in the United States.
Olson has received many awards and recognitions, including the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Service and the Tax Foundation’s Public Sector Distinguished Service Award. She received her LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, her JD from North Carolina Central University School of Law, and her AB in fine arts from Bryn Mawr College. Olson is a member of the Tax Analysts board of directors.
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