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Interim IRS Advocate Pick Brings Years of Experience in Office

July 23, 2019, 9:24 PM

Bridget Roberts is unlikely to rock the boat too much when she takes temporary charge of the Taxpayer Advocate Service Aug. 1.

For about two years Roberts has been outgoing National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson’s deputy. She will begin working as the acting leader of the advocate service—an independent arm of the Internal Revenue Service where taxpayers can turn for help if they have a dispute with the agency—when Olson departs the role July 31 after 18 years.

Having worked closely with Olson, Roberts will probably endeavor to carry out many of the same priorities as her predecessor,...

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