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Good morning Chairman Evans and members of the Finance and Revenue Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today. My name is Jacqueline Laínez Flanagan. I am currently a Visiting Associate Professor in the Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic at American University Washington College of Law. I deliver my comments today, in support of the establishment of a DC Taxpayer Advocate Office, based on my experience as the Founding Director of the University of the District of Columbia – David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC–DCSL) Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). In addition to our primary role providing representation, education, and outreach to taxpayers with federal tax controversies pending before the IRS, the UDC–DCSL LITC assisted taxpayers in resolving tax issues pending before the DC Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR).

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