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A Message from the National Taxpayer Advocate

Posted on July 31, 2019
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Friends and Colleagues,

I have been thinking what I can say to everyone who has been writing “reflections” throughout this month, and I have been having a hard time finding words. Let me just say I am overwhelmed. It has been my privilege to be part of a journey along which I have met so many fine people, who have dedicated their lives and made sacrifices to protect taxpayer rights, who care about access to justice and the fundamental fairness of the tax system.

It is to you all that I owe thanks and appreciation. That I have in some way been able to influence peoples’ lives and choices was never anything I set out to do, and I am just humbled and a bit astonished to read folks’ reflections. I look forward to working with you all going forward, in my next step, through the Center for Taxpayer Rights. You can reach me at


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