Bloomberg Tax
April 26, 2020, 1:04 AM

IRS Recalls 10,000 Workers Told to Bring Own Protective Gear

Allyson Versprille
Allyson Versprille

The IRS has asked about 10,000 employees to return to work Monday to perform tasks, including opening mail, processing paper tax returns, and taking phone calls.

The agency announced the decision in an email sent to employees Friday in which it also told employees they’d be responsible for their own mandatory face coverings until it can procure personal protective equipment, such as masks and gloves.

The decision comes after the IRS was forced to shut down all of its major facilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic at a time when its workload is larger than ever. Not only is ...

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