Wednesday, September 23, 2020

COVID Creates a Backlog of Mail at the IRS Affecting Tax Services and Stimulus Checks

Did you receive a late notice for a tax payment you know you mailed on time?

Are you wondering what happened to your COVID relief stimulus check?

You’re not alone! COVID-19 has affected the day-to-day operations of the IRS just as it’s affected our lives at a more personal level. During the height of the pandemic, the IRS took measures to protect the health and safety of the public and of IRS employees the same as many of our own employers, schools, and other services did. Telephone assistance, tax services, processing of paper returns, and answering correspondence were all impacted by stay-at-home orders.

While health and safety are paramount, the result was a backlog of unopened paper returns, payments, and other correspondence – and a great deal of anxiety for the public wondering about payments, penalties, and services.

Don’t worry! Now, as the country slowly returns to some kind of normal, the IRS is also taking steps to ensure the backlog is caught up as soon as possible and that the public is not penalized because the IRS couldn’t open its mail.

Visit Amador Accounting for more information.