Pandemic led to IRS backlog of 8 million paper enterprise tax returns

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The Covid pandemic brought on a backlog of almost 8 million paper-filed company tax returns at the IRS in 2020, according to a report issued Tuesday by a U.S. Office of the Treasury watchdog.

That represents a 3,230% boost relative to the end of 2019, when the IRS experienced about 239,000 paper returns waiting to be processed, in accordance to the report, posted by the Treasury Inspector Normal for Tax Administration.

The delays are largely a result of “unparalleled and drastic actions” the IRS took to safeguard workers and

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