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Key Dem Calls For Firing Of IRS Chief After Watchdog Says Agency ‘Destroyed’ 30M Documents

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.

The #IRS decided to destroy an estimated 30 million paper-filed information return documents in March 2021 because of its inability to process its backlog of paper #tax returns, according to a new report. https://t.co/8o5EhZrmy2

— Accounting Today (@AccountingToday) May 9, 2022

The documents, described as paper-filed information

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