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IRS People First Initiative

2021 – 10/11 The IRS’s “People First Initiative” was launched in 2020 to help taxpayers by extending tax deadlines during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) assessed these efforts. The IRS, also impacted by the pandemic, “potentially caused confusion and undue burden to numerous taxpayers” because they received erroneous collection notices, TIGTA stated. More than 89,000 premature Demand Notices were issued that showed balances due. But because of deadline extensions, the money wasn’t yet due. However, TIGTA noted the IRS “was effective in providing relief to taxpayers” in many areas. Here’s the audit: http://bit.ly/3BqRpwV

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