Per IRS News Release IR-2022-31, February 9th, 2022
It’s widely known that the IRS is experiencing difficulties processing tax returns from last year. In fact, it was recently reported that several million taxpayers are still waiting for the IRS to process their 2020 tax returns, with some refunds held up for 10 months or more. Because of this, the IRS will suspend the mailing of more than a dozen letters, including the mailing of automated collection notices normally issued when a taxpayer owes additional tax and the IRS has no record of the taxpayer filing a tax return.
Be aware that some people may still receive these notices during the next few weeks. The IRS has advised that there’s no need to respond to them. Click this link to read more on the suspension of these letters from the IRS. Contact us with any questions regarding this backlog.