The IRS is slowly processing tax returns from 2021. Due to issues related to the pandemic and staffing limitations, the IRS began 2022 with a larger-than-usual inventory of paper tax returns and correspondence that was filed during 2021.
As of June 10, the IRS had processed more than 4.5 million of the more than 4.7 million individual paper tax returns received in 2021. The IRS has also successfully processed the vast majority of tax returns filed this year: More than 143 million returns have been processed overall, with almost 98 million refunds worth more than $298 billion being issued.
IRS employees are continuing to work hard and process these and other tax returns filed in the order they were received. The IRS continues to receive current and prior-year individual returns and related correspondence as people file extensions, amended returns and a variety of business tax returns.
The best way to track the status of your refund is by visiting this link.
Also, don’t forget that tax fraud is always an issue. It’s best to ensure no one uses your SSN to file a fraudulent return, so be sure that you request an IP PIN for security.
Here is a link to request an IP PIN for the upcoming tax season. If you need assistance, please reach out to your local tax professionals for an appointment at Meadville Tax Service. 814-333-2488 or email@example.com.