About Nina Olson

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Nina E. Olson is the Executive Director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights, a 501(1)(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing taxpayer rights in the US and internationally.  She served as the National Taxpayer Advocate from March 2001 through July 2019. As the National Taxpayer Advocate, she led the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service, and she served as the voice of the taxpayer at the IRS and before Congress. In 2015, Congress codified the provisions of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights for which Ms. Olson had long advocated. Ms. Olson convened the First International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in 2015 held in Washington, D.C., followed by conferences in Vienna, Amsterdam, and Minneapolis. In 2017, Ms. Olson received the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Distinguished Service Award and the Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award for outstanding dedication, achievement, and integrity in the field of civil and criminal tax controversies. Tax Analysts honored Nina Olson as one of ten outstanding women in tax from over 300 nominations in 2016. Ms. Olson is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and North Carolina Central School of Law, and she holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.