Politico: Millions of paper tax returns go unopened at short-staffed IRS (May 29, 2020)

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.

To see full article click: Millions of paper tax returns go unopened at short-staffed IRS – POLITICO

Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal..

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