WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) joined fellow Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and a bicameral group of 100 colleagues in a letter expressing ongoing concerns about how the IRS is handling the needs of American taxpayers this filing season. The group of lawmakers voiced concerns over the fact that the IRS is dealing with an unprecedented backlog of customer service and processing issues, and asked for information about what the IRS was allowed to do legally to ease the burden on taxpayers and reduce its backlog in a more timely manner.
“As recently as last September, the IRS was trying to enact a $600 reporting requirement for all financial transactions by regular taxpayers in Wyoming and around the country. Meanwhile, the IRS is unable to handle the level of information it currently receives from American taxpayers,” said Senator Lummis. “As tax filing season is already well underway, Wyoming taxpayers should not have to continue to be affected by the numerous problems that the IRS itself is facing. Instead of forcing Americans to report even more information to the IRS, the IRS should work on fully processing the information it already has. This would be the best service it could provide to taxpayers across the country.”
You can read the full text of the letter here.