Monday January 24, 2022 – The 2021 Tax Filing Season opens today. The IRS begins accepting individual tax returns and sending out refunds. The IRS has already alerted the public – through the National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins and Charles P. Rettig, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service no less.
While the IRS places much of the blame on inadequate funding – the real culprit – in my opinion – is the number of paper returns that resulted from COVID restrictions and the additional responsibilities that came with them.
Attorney Steven A. Leahy looks ahead to the 2022 tax season.