Refunds Delayed in 2021

Dozens of people said they filed their taxes months ago, but haven’t received their refunds. IRS spokesperson Luis Garcia admitted the agency is swamped because of stimulus payments and COVID-19 challenges. “Remember, we’re operating under the same COVID restrictions in 50 states just like everyone else and some of our processing centers have to follow a health and safety protocol to ensure the health and safety of our workers,” he said. “There’s a lot of tax law changes that have come through, there’s the stimulus payments that have to be processed in a way that is efficient and avoids fraud and we’ve had 10 straight years of budget cuts so that may have something to do with it as well.” read more

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