The IRS will need at least a year to recover from the closure of the government, says a guard dog to Congress


For example, the IRS has a backlog of 5 million unanswered pieces of mail from taxpayers, compared to 2.5 million on January 16, IRS officials told House attendees. With the in-person taxpayer badistance centers closed during closing, the IRS was receiving more than 700,000 pieces of mail each day, compared to 200,000 pieces of mail per day through January 16.

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