IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testified before the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee on November 20, 2020. He reported that the IRS is on schedule for the upcoming tax season.
Rettig was asked about the backlog of millions of pieces of mail stored in IRS warehouses during the COVID-19 shutdown. He explained that the IRS still has about three million pieces of unopened mail, with an estimated one million unprocessed income tax returns from last year.
Rettig also discussed the efforts of the IRS to continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted, "More than two years...More