(AP Photo/J. David Ake)FILE - This April 13, 2014 file photo shows the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington. The agency said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, that it is stepping up its efforts to visit high-income taxpayers who failed in prior years to file their tax returns on time. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Rettig says IRS prepared to issue 3rd stimulus if Congress approves

The IRS is bringing more employees back to the office to process tax returns, open mail and make sure eligible Americans receive their Economic Impact…

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IRS commissioner says IT modernization underfunded, will take longer than envisioned

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Charles Rettig

IRS commissioner expects ‘full staffing’ at tax processing, call centers by mid-July

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(AP Photo/J. David Ake)FILE - This April 13, 2014 file photo shows the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington. The agency said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, that it is stepping up its efforts to visit high-income taxpayers who failed in prior years to file their tax returns on time. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

IRS employees reopening sites return to ‘tens of millions’ of pieces of unopened mail

IRS Commissioner Chuck Retting told congressional staff that 100 agency employees had contracted the coronavirus, and four have died.

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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, volunteers of U.S. Peace Corps wearing Ukrainian national costumes attend a ceremony as they swear an oath of allegiance in Kiev, Ukraine. The Peace Corps is telling its volunteers around the world that it is suspending all operations globally and evacuating all volunteers in light of the spread of the new coronavirus, its director says in an open letter to volunteers posted Sunday, March 15, 2020, on its website. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)

Peace Corps volunteers sent home early due to pandemic will get financial aid from agency

In today’s Federal Newscast, Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen says the volunteers will receive a wellness stipend to help cover costs associated with the…

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/marcnormanIRS telework coronavirus

Empowered with new flexibilities, IRS managers hesitant to act on telework guidance

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig instructed eligible employees to telework and gave customer service workers more freedom than they’ve ever had before. But the commissioner’s guidance has prompted confusion among risk-adverse IRS managers, who aren’t accustomed to making their own decisions.

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