It’s quite remarkable what happens when the government is adequately funded. The Internal Revenue Service is prove it, already putting its new funding to good use to make it a normal and relatively painless tax season. Last fall he got nearly $80 billion to spend over the next 10 years under the Cut Inflation Act and he reversed it quickly, thanks entirely to congressional Democrats and to President Joe Biden. Incidentally, this is the funding that Barely Speaker Kevin McCarthy and his gang of maniacs tried to repeal in their first major political bill – the bill that would have cost the nation $114 billion over the next decade.
With sufficient funding, the agency answers 90% of its phone calls, in fact providing customer service. It has processed almost all returns filed so far for the year – 99.7% of them so far, while eliminating the backlog of late returns. There are 2 million paper returns — yes, paper — from tax years 2022 and 2021 that still need to be reviewed or corrected, up from nearly 24 million at this time last year. That’s because he could finally hire enough people to answer the phones, handle those files, and maintain other systems.
“This means returns are coming in more accurately,” said Timur Taluy, CEO of FileYourTaxes.com. Washington Post. “The IRS systems are able to process them faster. This is a real advantage for taxpayers. Taluy is part of a panel of industry experts that consults with the IRS. “A properly funded IRS, given its skills and staff, can make a filing season work.”
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