Nina E. Olson is the Executive Director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights, a nonprofit that works to advance taxpayer rights in the United States and internationally. From March 2001 to July 2019, Nina served as the National Taxpayer Advocate of the United States, an independent organization within the IRS with 1,600 to 2,100 employees dedicated to assisting taxpayers resolve their problems with the IRS. She has submitted 39 annual reports to Congress, and testified before congressional committees over 60 times. Before serving as the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina founded and directed The Community Tax Law Project, the first independent Low Income Taxpayer Clinic in the US. She also maintained a private legal practice, representing taxpayers in disputes with the IRS. Nina has received many awards and recognitions, including the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Service, Pro Bono Award, and Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award for Outstanding Dedication, Achievement, and Integrity in the Field of Civil and Criminal Tax Controversies. In 2016 she was recognized by Tax Analysts as one of the Top 10 Outstanding Women in Tax (internationally). The University of Pittsburgh Tax Review dedicated its 2020 issue to her work in the field of taxation. Nina is a member of the Virginia and North Carolina state bars. She is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC).