On October 7, 2020 we posted IRS Has a Backlog of Unopened Mail and is Experiencing Processing Delays, where we discussed that the IRS was experiencing processing delays as it works through its unopened mail backlog and that at one point, due to the suspension of services, the IRS had a backlog of more than 11 million pieces of unopened mail.
Now according to Commissioner Charles Rettig, who said on Thursday, that the mail backlog won’t be an issue going forward.
“We Actually are Current, Believe It or Not,”
Rettig said during a webcast hosted by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. “We’re not too far off of where we would be in the ordinary course.”
The IRS had to sort through a massive backlog of paper-filed returns and other mail.
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