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IRS Doesn’t See Need to Extend Tax Season, Agency Head Says

Feb. 23, 2021, 5:10 PM

IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said he doesn’t think the tax-filing season deadline needs to be extended beyond April 15, warning that doing so could confuse taxpayers.

Several Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee, led by Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), recently asked the IRS to consider an extension, noting that the IRS is still processing millions of returns from last year.

  • “We have our eyes on it. We’re aware of it. We’re aware of people who are asking for it,” Rettig said Tuesday during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing.
  • Rettig said the backlog currently sits at about 6 million...

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