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VSCPA asks Virginia Congressional delegation to urge IRS to further clarify notice suspensions

March 9, 2022

Following the February 2022 announcement that the IRS would suspend certain letters and notices, the VSCPA asked all members of the Virginia Congressional delegation to urge the IRS to share which additional notices could be unilaterally suspended. Additionally, they should ask what necessary authority Congress may need to provide to the IRS to temporarily pause the notices that are contributing to taxpayer confusion and correspondence backlogs.

Along with the American Institute of CPAs, the VSCPA was involved in discussions on this issue that included Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger, who is part of a bipartisan group of representatives circulating a letter to their colleagues (PDF) on this issue. The letter follows up on previous bipartisan and bicameral efforts to request the IRS to offer reasonable measures of relief to taxpayers who are struggling this filing season due to the backlog of returns and correspondence at the IRS. 

So far, Virginia Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner have signed on to the Senate version, and Rep. Gerry Connolly in the House (in addition to Spanberger).

Further questions about this issue? Contact VSCPA Vice President, Advocacy Emily Walker.