The IRS generated over 20 million notices during the shutdown, but they were never mailed. As IRS Campuses begin reopening, employees are now processing backlogged work and notices. As a result, some notices are being mailed which reflect expired action dates. Do not worry, the IRS is providing additional time to respond before interest or penalties will be applied.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service published a blog today to provide insight on what to expect as the IRS begins mailing backlogged notices over the next month. Inserts will be included in the mailings that provide updated due date information.
Read more from the NTA blog: Keep an Eye on Your Mailbox: Millions of Backlogged Notices Are Being Mailed Over the Next Few Months, Some Reflect Expired Action Dates. But Don’t Panic, See Inserts Providing Extended Due Dates
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