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How COVID-19 Affected The IRS

How COVID-19 Affected The IRS

All the people and the Governmental entities around the world are getting through difficult time that coronavirus cases, likewise IRS they are trying their best to make up for this current situation in this article we are going to reveal to you how IRS come up with the purposes to overcome the crises. 

Quick definition of IRS:

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government. The government agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, who is appointed to a five-year term by the President of the United States. The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and administering the Internal Revenue Code, the main body of federal statutory tax law of the United States. (Wikipedia definition)  

The IRS latest news:

IRS is trying to come up with new solutions daily and releases them to the taxpayers trying to calm them down, it’s worth to mention that IRS official site is really active to keep the citizen in touch, and here are some of the latest news.

Functions that will be continued:

IRS is planning to not stop any of the tax services, but it’s expectable to find some delay or to get some difficulty to complete the statements of your application.consequently, when you are going to submit your request make sure that you have attached all the required data so that you don’t need to replace it, be aware that you can continue almost all the forms online, but maybe you just need to wait not to worry. 

Functions that will be delayed:

Because of the short-stuffed most of IRS services are limited due to coronavirus shutdown the limited services include: 

  • Live phone support:

It’s really getting hard for the IRS team support to answer all the calls and requested that have been collecting daily so when you are trying to contact them it’s explicit that you will not be answered at the same time, however, they attempted to give another resolution like the IRS official site where you can catch up all that have missed.

  • Processing tax returns filed on paper:

National Distribution Centre is open but short-staffed, so you may wait more than usual. IRS informed the taxpayers that they will ship all the applications once they have done, so if you already have submitted the form don’t need to submit it again, in case you need to request an application or replace the current one you can do it online on their official websites.

  • Answering mail from taxpayers:

They are doing their best to catch up all the mail, but it takes longer.

Answering mailing usually takes almost 40 days but due to the current situation they delayed the days up to 60 days, so you have nothing to do with that just wait. 

  • Reviewing tax returns, even for returns filed electronically:

If you need to fill a form with digital signature you can go directly to their official site to send the forms through the digital options.

The IRS is taking all the responsibilities and considerations to keep its taxpayers and employees safe and healthy.

Meanwhile, they are trying not to put off any of the services.

In conclusion, we want to stress you to stay in touch with the online and live official site as we release all the processing activities, Stay tuned. 

Resources:

IRS.gov

Wikipedia