Bloomberg Law
June 1, 2020, 8:45 AM

Virus Fears, Unopened Mail Await IRS Employees Returning to Work

Allyson Versprille
Allyson Versprille

Thousands of IRS workers in Kentucky, Utah, and Texas are returning to their offices today to begin sifting through a backlog of millions of unprocessed mail and returns that has built up during the coronavirus pandemic.

The mandatory recall will potentially affect about 11,000 employees who will resume jobs that can’t be performed from home.

The move will help taxpayers eager to resolve issues that have been in limbo because of the pandemic. But while IRS leadership has sworn it is taking steps to assure workers are safe, some of those returning are wary that those promises will hold up. ...

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