According to the Inspector General’s audit, the IRS destroyed 30 million paper documents while millions of taxpayers are waiting for tax refunds.
GOP representatives want to know their reason for the shredded evidence.
James Comer and Nancy Mace sent a letter to Charles Rettig, IRS Commissioner, asking about the evidence of destroying 30 million W-2s, and 1099s documents.
The testimony of both representatives states that they will review a potential misconduct behavior from IRS staffers.
“In the letter, the lawmakers requested all documentation and communication regarding the destroying of paper documents,” Samantha Parish reported.
“This included the legal authority the IRS used to make the decision and the plans they have to integrate the suggestions given based on the audit.”
Several taxpayers who filed via mail, are waiting to receive their money back. They made the audit reviewing the lack of response in paper-filed tax returns.
Will the IRS actions affect me?
The IRS responded that third parties submitted the destroyed documents.
So, no. That won’t affect anything regarding your tax returns.
The Internal Revenue Service also said that taxpayers won’t suffer any penalties.
Did you request an extension?
There are three ways to request an automatic extension of time to file your return.
-Pay all or part of your estimated income tax due and indicate that the payment is for an extension.
-File Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return using your personal computer or through a tax professional who uses e-file.
-File a paper Form 4868. Note: Fiscal year taxpayers may file extensions only by filing a paper Form 4868.