• Millions of Americans may finally get their tax refund checks as the IRS clears out a backlog of 8 million 2021 returns

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Fencing and Caution tape at the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2022. STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images
    The IRS is underfunded and understaffed, and still digging itself out of a backlog of tax returns.
    That backlog has meant that many returns remained unprocessed for months, delaying refund checks.
    The IRS said Tuesday it will clear its backlog of original returns filed in 2021 this week.
    The theme of the last year for the IRS has been piles of paper, as the understaffed and underfunded agency dealt with an unprecedented backlog of unprocessed tax...
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