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Nina E. Olson

Nina Olson
Nina E. Olson is the Executive Director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights, a nonprofit organization that works to advance taxpayer rights in the United States and internationally, and convenes the International Conference on Taxpayer Rights.  From March 2001 to July 2019, she served as the National Taxpayer Advocate of the United States, an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service with 1,600 to 2,100 employees and 79 offices across the United States, dedicated to assisting taxpayers resolve their problems with the IRS and making administrative and legislative recommendations to mitigate those problems systemically.  She has submitted 39 annual reports to Congress, and testified before congressional committees over 60 times. 


Before serving as the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina founded and directed The Community Tax Law Project, the first independent Low Income Taxpayer Clinic in the US.  She also maintained a private legal practice, representing taxpayers in disputes with the IRS. Nina is a member of the Virginia and North Carolina state bars.  She is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC), a senior fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), and a member of the supervisory board of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) Observatory of Taxpayer Rights.