By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — Are you still waiting for your tax refund? You’re not alone.
Millions of Americans are stuck in an Internal Revenue Service backlog, and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson wants answers.
The Oshkosh Republican this week sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig seeking information about the holdup. As of late May, the IRS had a paper backlog of 10.5 million individual returns and 7.4 million returns, according to the National Taxpayer Advocate’s annual report.
The delays come even as congress has pumped substantial additional funding in to the tax collection agency to improve processing operations.
Johnson said there have been no noticeable improvements in the backlog of tax returns or processing times.