AICPA Endorses Bipartisan, Bicameral Congressional Letter to IRS that Urges Action to Address Backlog Ahead of 2023 Tax Year

Washington, D.C. (August 17, 2022) – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) continuously urged actions by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to address taxpayer service challenges worsened by the pandemic. As it stands, the backlog of unprocessed mail, returns and adjustments at the IRS has reached a critical stage that is adversely impacting taxpayers and tax practitioners. On July 11, 2022, the AICPA submitted a letter to the Department of the Treasury and the IRS calling on them to do more to ensure that taxpayers and practitioners are not subjected to another tax filing season in 2023 with unprecedented inventory levels, which would lead to delays in processing and incorrect notices and penalties. The letter provided proactive steps the IRS could take to reduce the potential for another disruptive and chaotic filing season. Read More >>