Returns filed by US taxpayers are challenged by the IRS

Taxpayers across the United States were required to file their federal tax returns by April 18

The U.S.’s tax authority is in bad shape is no secret.

The agency’s budget has been slashed by 18% over the past decade

The agency is facing an excess of 7 million returns from last year that still haven’t been processed.

Funding cuts have left the IRS playing catch-up when it comes to technology.

The advent of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 created a whole new set of challenges for the agency.