IRS: COVID Affect
2021 – 09/23 How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the IRS and taxpayers? IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig answered that question in an overview on the IRS’s website. He noted that “despite our best efforts, pandemic-related issues are still causing us to experience record levels of activity that continue to affect operations, including the processing of tax returns.” Rettig said that the IRS has processed all error-free paper and e-filed individual tax returns received prior to April 2021. He noted that the IRS is having to correct significantly more errors on tax returns than in previous years, with many of them related to the Recovery Rebate Credit.