Letter to IRS Commissioner to Stop Issuing Delinquency Notices Until Mail Backlog is Resolved

Aug 21, 2020
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Rep. Richard Neal issued the attached letter to Commissioner Rettig requesting a stop to IRS notices for unpaid taxes to taxpayers. Many taxpayers have received delinquent notices even though returns and payments have been submitted. A large accumulation of mail sitting in trailers outside IRS facilities are at issue. The letter emphasizes that the notices should stop until the mail backlog is under control and taxpayer service is restored.


TASG encourages everyone to respond to IRS correspondence as warranted, even those notices that may appear to be in error. Taxpayers are required to exercise care and prudence, so it is important to consistently communicate in a timely and complete fashion. Make sure to mail responses with a tracking number or certified return receipt and retain copies of all responses.