Lawmakers Demand Answers on IRS Backlog before next tax season

Below is an excerpt taken from an article dated December 10, 2021 by Michael Cohn of Accounting Today:

A group of 99 House Republicans have sent a letter to IRS commissioner Charles Rettig asking for information about how the IRS plans to fix the backlog of unprocessed tax returns before the 2022 filing season begins. There are currently still more than 9.6 million unprocessed paper returns received in 2021 and another 5 million paper and e-file returns that have been suspended during processing.

The IRS is in danger of falling into a vicious backlog cycle that will harm millions of taxpayers. This backlog is causing significant and unnecessary burdens for families and small businesses who can’t get answers from the IRS about why their returns have not been processed.