IRS Struggles To Serve Taxpayers During Covid-19 Pandemic, National Taxpayer Advocate Says

Forbes: Tax refund delays, collection notices with past due dates and missing stimulus payments are some of the issues taxpayers are facing due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on IRS operations, according to The National Taxpayer Advocate’s mid-year report to Congress. “Despite the IRS’ best efforts, there have been notable adverse taxpayer impacts,” the Taxpayer Advocate Services report says.

After praising the IRS for quickly disbursing 160 million CARES Act stimulus payments to individual taxpayers, and for extending the normal April and June tax deadlines until July 15, National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins enumerates the ways that the IRS has failed taxpayers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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