The current backlog at the Internal Revenue Service is tremendous. CPA associations, both state and nationwide, including the North Carolina Association of CPAs or NCACPA, are working hard to get the IRS to correct their issues and relieve taxpayer burden.
On top of this, CPA firms have recently been made aware that the IRS sent erroneous CP14 notices to over 9 million taxpayers stating that they have an unpaid tax balance. If you are the recipient of one of these notices, please contact us as soon as possible. We will review the notice and determine if we need to resolve by either calling, faxing, or mailing in a response to the IRS on your behalf. We will attempt to get this resolved as soon as possible, although it may take some time. Currently, it is taking an average of 251 days for IRS correspondence to be processed, and over 90% of calls are going unanswered.
The IRS recently stated that they are taking a number of steps to address the backlog, including ongoing overtime for current staff and hiring thousands of new employees to help with the effort. They have also implemented new technology to help process more returns per hour. If you have not filed your 2021 return yet, it is best to e-file and include your direct deposit information for quick processing. We will continue to keep you updated as this situation progresses.
Here is a post from the NCACPA further detailing the issue and the steps that have been taken to attempt to resolve.
Here is an article from the IRS addressing the delays.
Please feel free to call us at 704-332-7800 or email Nicole at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. As your advisors, we are happy to review any notices for you and provide our recommendation if any action is needed.