Nina Olson, IRS

Nina Olson, IRS

Nina Olson, IRS

United States Taxpayer Advocate, head of the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate

Olson is the only Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee authorized to make legislative proposals directly to the United States Congress. Twice a year, she identifies the top problems taxpayers face to the IRS and Congress, and analyses how the IRS can ameliorate those problems. “No one in the treasury department and no IRS employees, including the Commissioner of Revenue and anyone from the Office of Management and Budget, can see the report before I deliver it to Congress,” Olson says, “I am truly an independent voice inside the IRS.”