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IRS No Longer Behind on Mail After Massive Backlog, Rettig Says

Jan. 21, 2021, 5:52 PM

The IRS has caught up with the mail backlog it has been dealing with for the last several months, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said Thursday.

The agency’s upcoming tax filing season opens Feb. 12. Rettig said 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 that began...

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