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IRS Pledges Relief to Taxpayers During Tough Filing Season (3)

Jan. 26, 2022, 7:25 PMUpdated: Jan. 27, 2022, 2:04 AM

In response to criticism that it hasn’t done enough to provide penalty relief to taxpayers, the IRS said Wednesday that it is committed to looking for ways to help.

IRS is stopping some notices to taxpayers for filing errors “as we surge resources to process backlogged filings,” agency spokesperson Jodie Reynolds said in a statement.

“However, the IRS does not have the authority to stop all notices as many are legally required to be issued within a certain timeframe, and it is impossible to suspend them without congressional action,” Reynolds said.

“We remain committed to working with Congress to explore ...