IRS to return to full staffing in July

Federal Times:  Federal employees at the Internal Revenue Service should expect to all return to work by July 15, the extended deadline for tax filing season and the planned date for full agency staffing, according to IRS commissioner Charles Rettig.

 “We are in the process of a phased-in reopening of some of our operations, when and where it is safe to do so. In this regard, we are processing paper returns, we are tackling the backlog of mail, reopening the phone lines and adding phone line assisters,” Rettig said at a June 30 Senate Finance Committee hearing. “We are prioritizing refunds and customer service operations, as well as the health and safety of our employees and everyone that we interact with.”

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