On the IRS website, the IRS Commissioner has explained that the IRS anticipates bringing more people back into its campuses and offices to do work that cannot be performed remotely.
The IRS has had to curtail some operations due to COVID-19. See IRS expands operations to include processing tax returns and paper correspondence (05/01/2020).
Bringing employees back to the office.
The commissioner said that, starting June 1, the IRS anticipates bringing more people back into its campuses and offices to do work that cannot be performed remotely (“non-portable work”). The first phase will include employees with non-portable work in Kentucky, Texas, and Utah.
In addition, over the next several weeks, the IRS will continue to ask employees whose work is not portable to return to their posts of duty. Business unit leaders are evaluating their needs and will make decisions about how many employees are needed in each location to clear out the backlog of work and safely resume operations.
To continue your research on IRS Commissioner responsibilities, see FTC 2d/FIN ¶T-10851; United States Tax Reporter ¶78034.
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