When the IRS says it won’t enforce ‘unfair’ IRS rules
The IRS has issued a directive to all tax preparers saying that the agency will not enforce a recent order to stop processing applications for refunds and other tax relief, The Hill reported.
The IRS said in a memo to tax prepareters that the IRS will not make changes to the process for refund requests, which are meant to help taxpayers avoid the “unfair” practice of using tax shelters.
The agency said in the memo that it is not a requirement to comply with the order.
The agency said the memo is the first in a series that it will issue “to give the public more clarity on IRS actions.”
It also issued a memo saying it will not change the process to allow applicants to submit a tax refund application.
The memo was sent to preparers, tax lawyers and other staff members at the IRS, saying the agency is not able to enforce the order, which has been widely criticized.
It also said it will stop all processing of tax refunds for taxpayers that were denied an application for refund or for people who were denied payment of taxes for tax years past due.
The new policy comes amid a flurry of criticism over the IRS’ decision to delay refunds and credit applications for some tax filers.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been facing criticism for not making it easier for taxpayers to get refunds and credits in recent years.
The IRS last year started processing refunds for some taxpayers and issued new credits to people who filed tax returns in 2017 and 2018.
The move to stop refunds is a first in recent history, according to the American Taxpayer Advocate.
In a letter to the IRS last week, the AEA argued that the current policies have hurt many taxpayers who do not have the means to pay taxes and have lost jobs.
The AEA urged the IRS to change its policy and to “do more to support taxpayers who are in dire financial straits.”
The AAE also said the IRS is taking a “lack of public accountability” to its actions.