The IRS National Taxpayer Advocate’s Office recently held discussions about temporarily shutting down IRS phone lines. The IRS needs to focus on clearing the unprecedented backlog of unfiled returns. Some 5.9 million individual 2021 returns and 2.7 million amended 2021 returns are still unprocessed.
Attorney Steven A. Leahy reveals the disappointing numbers as released by the IRS
In addition, the Taxpayer Advocates Service has stopped accepting cases for those with amended returns. “Under our current procedures, [we do] not accept cases in which we cannot meaningfully expedite or improve case resolution for taxpayers,” it said, and “amended returns fall into this category.” What is a taxpayer to do?
Attorney Steven A. Leahy reveals the numbers the IRS released in their recent report “Review of the 2021 Filing Season.”