Matthew Brewer: The IRS back log is created headaches for both tax preparers and clients. We have had clients receive notices, we have prepared a response and mailed it back, and the client receive second notices as the IRS has not opened the response.
It has taken upwards to one year to rectify small issues such as the IRS not extending the due date of a return due to a federally declared emergency.
Getting a hold of the IRS on the phone is close to impossible these days. It is not uncommon for an email to be sent firm wide when someone is able to get through to the IRS letting everyone know now is a good time to try.
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