Monday February 27, 2023 – Remember that February 17, 2023 deadline Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen set for The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to create a strategic plan for spending the $80 billion Congress handed them? Yeah, neither does the IRS.
The February deadline came and went and the IRS simply did not meet the deadline. The IRS has excuses: former Commissioner Charles Rettig’s term expired, there is a confirmation process for the subsequent nominee Daniel Werfel, and a friend came in from out of town. Treasury has been working with the IRS to develop a plan since last summer.
This delay raises questions about the agency’s credibility and casts doubt on its ability to efficiently spend the money. While the document is still in progress, taxpayers should expect revisions as needs change. But don’t worry. The IRS will complete it in good time- now get back to doing your return. There is a deadline you know!
Attorney Steven A. Leahy looks at the latest IRS arrogance on Today’s Tax Talk.