Monday February 28, 2022 – The IRS faced the “most challenging year taxpayers and tax professionals have ever experienced,” in 2021. This according to the National Taxpayer Advocate 2021 Annual Report to Congress. In that report,
The Taxpayer Advocate, Erin Collins states “I am deeply concerned about the upcoming  filing season, . .[p]aper is the IRS’ Kryptonite, and the agency is still buried in it.” She concluded, “The IRS is in Crisis.”
We have covered much of this crisis in this space since the beginning of the year and the beginning of the 2022 tax filing season on January 24, 2022. We have reported on unfinished 2021 returns, taxpayer notices sent in error, refunds that go unpaid, the phone calls that go unanswered.
Attorney Steven A. Leahy surveys the landscape and concludes, throwing more money at the IRS is not the answer.