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Democrat Joe Biden’s administration is signaling that Americans need to prepare for high frustration over chaotic and slow IRS response to their tax refunds this year, citing problems with employment and blaming the mess on the rejection of their Build Back Better plan, smacking some people as revenge for not getting the massive spending bill they wanted.
The IRS will begin accepting and processing 2021 tax returns starting Jan. 24, the Service announced Monday.
In News Release IR-2022-08, the IRS stated the date will allow it time to perform necessary programming and testing in advance of return filing, which it urged taxpayers and paid preparers to do electronically.
“Filing electronically with direct deposit and avoiding a paper tax return is more important than ever this year,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in the release.
Reports in early January said that while the IRS is a chaotic organization under messy Democrat leadership facing the Pandemic setbacks, they are also low on funding.
“At the same time, the IRS faces shrinking resources: Over the past decade, the IRS budget has been slashed by nearly 20%. During the last administration, staffing for Taxpayers Assistance Centers also decreased to the point where less than a third as many taxpayers are able to receive face-to-face assistance from the IRS than in 2016,” CBS News reported on Monday, trying to shift the blame on President Donald J. Trump’s administration, for keeping his promise to reduce the size of the federal government.
“According to Treasury officials, the IRS workforce is now the same size it was in 1970, despite the population growing by 60%. The processing technology dates back to the 1960s. And there are also fewer auditors than at any time since World War II.,” CBS reported, trying to ignore the fact that the American people don’t want a more extensive IRS.
Democrats lost out on a bill they thought was going to save them from their reckless spending and for their lack of solid leadership. Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, and others on the Hill had tried desperately to reign in Democrat Senator Joe Manchin, after announcing he wouldn’t vote for the package, over fears it would further spike soaring inflation.
The Democrats never recovered after Manchin and others rejected their nonsense plan.
The Biden administration is pushing for more money and resources to help the IRS to solve the problem. The agency received $2 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan passed last March. The proposed 2022 budget called for increasing IRS funding by nearly 15%.
Most Americans understand that the Democrat’s fantasies in the Build Back Better was legions of IRS agents to harass citizens.
Republican US Rep Boozman had warned Americans what was in store for us- had Build Back Better passed.
In the following video, Boozman warned of hardships with bank accounts and being targeted by the IRS for spending having $10,000 in activity:
In December, Boozman suggested that the IRS is misusing resources, reminding viewers that the IRS was known for targeting Conservative Americans in the past, and he outlined what he had learned about the poor service by the IRS at a press conference.
Democrats continue to blame problems on everyone else.
‘In many areas, we are unable to deliver the amount of service and enforcement that our taxpayers and tax system deserves and needs. This is frustrating for taxpayers, for IRS employees and for me,’ said Rettig told the media, taking the easy way out and refusing to look for cost-effective solutions like reducing the amount of spending Democrats have in places where spending needs to be halted.
The Daily Mail reported on the disaster:
“The IRS is warning taxpayers that they expect possibly slower service than usual due to staffing and funding shortages – as Biden’s Build Back Better bill that would have sunk billions into the beleaguered agency stalls in congress.
Tax season begins on January 24 and runs to April 18, the US Treasury Department and IRS announced Monday.
The AP reported that the reason Tax Season was starting two and a half weeks early was because of the COVID 19 pandemic.
“The IRS is warning that a resurgence of COVID-19 infections on top of less funding authorization from Congress than the Biden administration had requested could make this filing season particularly challenging,” The AP reported on Tuesday, mimicking Rettig.
“The pandemic continues to create challenges, but the IRS reminds people there are important steps they can take to help ensure their tax return and refund don’t face processing delays,” Rettig said, sounding like he really wanted people to get their money in early to government to help out.
Radical far-left Democrat Elizabeth Warren used the opportunity to shift blame about the IRS meltdown from her unpopular and disastrous economic policies- to blame Republicans.
Promising that if you give the socialist-style regime in DC more money- they will spend it to take your money in taxes- we can’t make this up. Warren is blaming the rich- again.
Warren, who is as close to a socialist as anyone in Washington DC posted:
Republicans have intentionally gutted the IRS, making it harder for Americans to file taxes and easier for the wealthy to cheat.
#BuildBackBetter would give the IRS the resources to go after tax cheats and help Americans accurately file their taxes.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) January 10, 2022
Warren and other Democrats are unconcerned about the confusion they are causing for the American people, pushing for an earlier tax season while legislation about taxpayers is not yet even clear to financial institutions, leaving taxpayers in a very uncomfortable situation, knowing the Democrat Party has dreams of armies of auditors who will be looking for the tiniest mistakes- should they retain their power in the future.
Returns are expected to be confusing for the popular service of Paypal, who issued a press statement of their own to assist their customers:
“How these new tax reporting changes may impact you when paying or accepting payments with PayPal and Venmo for goods and services
Recently, there have been some questions regarding changes to upcoming U.S. tax reporting requirements that could impact the information PayPal shares with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about transactions made using PayPal and Venmo for the sale of goods and services. While a lot of questions still need to be answered, and in some instances, legislation finalized and signed into law, we’ve answered some of the most pressing questions below – and we’ll be sure to keep this list updated as more details are finalized.”