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Archive for February 19th, 2022

Millions of Tax Returns Unprocessed by IRS

Posted by taxguru on February 19, 2022

Since almost all of our clients file their returns on extended due dates – normally October 15 – many of them are currently among the 23.7 million return backlog that IRS has admitted to.

Here is what I have had to send to a number of clients who are wondering why they haven’t received their refunds after more than four months.

“IRS is currently dealing with a backlog of almost 24 million 2020 and earlier year tax returns that need to be processed.  There has been a lot of press about this, such as this article.

Is the Massive IRS Backlog Impacting This Tax Season?

The latest news is that they have not processed any returns received after April 2021 and they are asking people not to send in extra copies because that will just make matters worse for them.

It’s a mess on several levels.  Many of us tax pros are hoping IRS delays this year’s Tax Day from April 18 until at least a few months later in order to give themselves time to get caught up with the prior year returns before they receive millions more 2021 returns.

I hope this helps you understand what’s going on.”

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