IRS Backlog

As of May 7, 2021, less than two weeks ahead of the May 17, 2021 tax filing deadline, the IRS has a backlog of almost 31 million returns being held for manual processing. The backlog, which was at 29 million as of April 22, has increased by 2 million within the span of a few weeks. Unfortunately, for many taxpayers, the backlog could mean a delay in receiving their refund.