THE Internal Revenue Service has warned some might experiencing delays in their tax refund.

The reason is that the agency is currently experiencing a massive backlog of 8.5 million unprocessed individual returns.


The IRS is dealing with backlog of 8.5 million returnsCredit: Reuters

According to CNET, the IRS announced it had 8.5 million unprocessed returns, including 2020 returns with errors and amended returns that require corrections or special handling.

Moreover, the agency has also to sort stimulus checks, child tax credit payments and refunds for tax overpayment on unemployment benefits.

According to a National Taxpayer Advocate review, the pandemic, three rounds of stimulus payments, paper-filed returns and new tax laws and credits created a “perfect storm.”

And despite the IRS being open processing mail, tax returns, payments, refunds and correspondence, limited resources continue to cause delays. 

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