“Wrapping Up 2020: Tax Practitioners Weather the Coronavirus Pandemic”
This has been a year like no other. Tax practitioners across the country found themselves helping clients navigate the economic repercussions and frequently changing legal landscape of the coronavirus pandemic, and they have had to guide their own practices safely through a tumultuous time.
…The IRS and Treasury performed the largest feat of organization in the tax world during the COVID-19 crisis, and practitioners generally agreed that it was a job well done under the circumstances. Abbey B. Garber of Thompson & Knight LLP said IRS employees were swamped in the spring and summer with filing season and then the distribution of stimulus payments. They have remained so busy that they were still returning calls at 6 p.m. the night before Thanksgiving, he said.