COVID relief payments, budget cuts, paper processing backlogs, WFH employees, outdated technologies, and the great resignation – is that all? Buckle up, IRS announced the opening of tax season on January 24, 2022, and then just three days later had to retreat HERE. This challenge then led to an immediate explanation HERE. Meanwhile, Congress and the Tax Profession are calling the IRS out HERE. What to do? Carefully account for any/all potential 2021 tax documents before filing, to avoid errors, omissions, or having to file amended returns later, and …. be patient.