The IRS shredded tax data for millions of filers, according to the agency’s own watchdog, in a move that enraged tax professionals and prompted a key Democrat lawmaker to call for the firing of the agency’s chief.
Word that 30 million paper tax returns had been dumped came in a report from the Department of Treasury’s Inspector General for Tax Administration. It said bureaucrats gave up on churning through a huge backlog and simply trashed the documents over a year ago.
“The continued inability to process backlogs of paper-filed tax returns contributed to management’s decision to destroy an estimated 30 million paper-filed information return documents in March 2021,” the report stated.
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