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Democrats Urge IRS to Rush Delayed Refunds for Low-Income People

Jan. 13, 2022, 6:15 PM

Two Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are asking the Internal Revenue Service to prioritize processing tax refunds for low-income taxpayers as it works to clear a backlog of 6 million returns.

  • “Taxpayers need their refunds, they need open and honest communication from their government, and they need compassion in these extraordinary times,” Representatives Gerald Connolly and Katie Porter, who lead the committee’s government operations panel said in a letter Thursday.
    • Note: Treasury has warned that refunds could again be delayed this year
  • Earlier: Tax Season Opens Jan. 24. Treasury Says Be Ready for Frustration

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