‘IRS’ Customer Service Has Reached an All-time Low,’ Says Young.

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Earlier last year, my constituent services team assisted a Hoosier named James from Washington County in receiving a $2,137 tax refund.

That is not unusual. Last year, my office assisted hundreds of constituents in receiving money from the IRS. What distinguished James’ case was that he had been waiting for his return since 2019.

The 18th of April, Tax Day, is quickly approaching in the United States. Unfortunately, the IRS’s customer service has been atrocious in recent years. The IRS has a backlog of more than 24 million tax returns and no plan to remove it.

The contentious $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which Democrats rammed through during President Biden’s first months in office, included $1.86 billion for the IRS, but it’s unclear how, or even if, the money was utilised to address the problem.

Last year, only 11% of the 282 million calls to the IRS were answered. In addition, late returns will cost the IRS more than $3 billion in interest payments in 2020. That figure is only increasing.

In addition to pushing for Hoosiers like James to get their refunds as soon as possible, I’ve been putting pressure on IRS bureaucrats to address the greater issues at hand. I questioned IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig about processing returns at various regional offices in April of last year.

 

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The responses I received were unsatisfactory, so I followed up a few months later, asking further specifics at the IRS budget hearing. Among the questions was one about the IRS’s employee re-entry programme. While most Americans had returned to work in person by last summer, IRS employees continued to work remotely, exacerbating an already terrible backlog.

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Taxpayers who did everything correctly have had to wait months, if not years, to collect the money they are owed. To make matters worse, it is practically hard for ordinary citizens to contact the IRS service line. It was revealed last fall that a company named EnQ was robo-calling the IRS assistance line and selling positions in line for thousands of dollars.

I joined a bipartisan charge against EnQ in November, urging the IRS to crack down on this unscrupulous conduct.

While I strive to assist individual filers in navigating delays and urging the bureaucracy to clear the backlog, there are steps you can take to ensure you receive your refund on time this year.

First and foremost, file as soon as possible. Early filers nearly often receive their returns sooner. The last-minute surge of returns in mid-April may cause processing delays.

Second, file electronically and with direct deposit. The vast bulk of the delays we’ve observed in the last two years have been on mailed-in tax returns. While these delays are unavoidable, you can help yourself by moving to electronic filing with direct deposit. Filing online is as safe and secure as it has ever been.

Third, gather all documentation and double-check your return before filing. This may contain some paperwork that you are not accustomed to. In December and January, Advance Child Tax Credit letters (Letter 6419) were distributed. Economic Impact Payment letters (Letter 6475) were also distributed in late January. The payments you received from these programmes must be included in your tax return for this year.

 

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The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programmes provide free basic tax return preparation to qualifying individuals in need. Use the VITA location tool or call 800-906-9887 to find a VITA or TCE site near you.

Finally, if you are experiencing trouble collecting a refund or dealing with the IRS for tax year 2020 or earlier, please visit young.senate.gov/help, and my office will do everything we can to guarantee you get the money you are owed.

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