Politico reports that millions of paper tax returns remain unopened at IRS offices due to staffers remote working due to the COVID pandemic. The Politico article begins as follows:
The IRS estimates that nearly 5 million unopened paper tax returns had piled up at the agency by mid-May amid the closure of its offices nationwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report that POLITICO has obtained.
Overall, the IRS estimated it had a backlog of 10 million pieces of mail to open and process as thousands of workers begin returning to the offices on Monday.
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Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.