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Taxpayers Can Point to Pandemic for Faster IRS Letter Rulings

Sept. 16, 2020, 3:05 PM

Taxpayers can cite the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to get their letter rulings moved to the front of the IRS’s queue.

Letter rulings are written statements from the IRS that interpret and apply tax laws to a specific set of facts at the request of a taxpayer.

Normally, the agency processes the requests in the order that they were received. But in guidance issued at the beginning of 2020, the IRS said taxpayers with a “compelling need” can have their requests expedited.

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