Bridget Roberts

Christopher GermanoBridget Roberts, National Taxpayer Advocate, IRS

Acting national taxpayer advocate outlines IRS’ challenges to Congress

Not many federal employees get to speak truth to power. But the taxpayer advocate at the IRS is required to.

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FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. The IRS provided poor customer service during this year's tax filing season as taxpayers struggled with a rise in identity theft and complications related to President Barack Obama’s health law, a government watchdog said Wednesday. A new report by the National Taxpayer Advocate says the IRS has been hampered by budget cuts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Ahead of filing season, decade of IRS budget cuts ‘taking a toll’ on workforce morale

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