We have written in the past about the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), which is an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whose job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and knows and understands taxpayer rights. For the past 18 years, Nina Olson has been the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) – the leader of TAS. Ms. Olson has been instrumental in protecting taxpayer rights, through her Annual Report to Congress and in many other ways. Today, Ms. Olson announced that she is retiring from the position of NTA on July 31, 2019. She will be sorely missed, but we are hopeful that the transition will be smooth and TAS will be able to continue its important work for taxpayers.