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IRS warns of tough upcoming tax season packed with backlogs

IRS warning
Posted at 1:20 PM, Jan 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-11 14:25:48-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service is warning of a tough tax-filing season, beginning on Jan. 24.

But the agency is still facing a huge backlog amid the pandemic-- in addition to staffing shortages and a lack of funding.

The IRS is urging people to file their returns as early as possible and to file electronically to avoid delays.

The nation's tax filing deadline is April 18.