Congress Concerned by IRS Delays

Nearly 10 million tax returns remain unprocessed by the IRS as of early December 2021. This is worrying members of Congress who say the delays are “causing significant and unnecessary burdens for families and small businesses who can’t get answers from the IRS about why their tax returns have not been processed. The IRS is in danger of falling into a vicious backlog cycle that will harm millions of taxpayers.”. Members of Congress requested answers to various questions including what is the IRS’s plan to process these backlogged returns before the next filing season, what steps are they taking to avoid this issue in the future, and their general hiring plans. The letter can be read here.