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The AICPA takes issue with Charles Rettig, IRS Commissioner, for penalizing taxpayers and businesses when the IRS is failing to process returns on time.


  1. Who is the Congressional member who entered the AICPA letter into the Congressional Record, regarding this issue?
  2. What is the aggregate backlog of mail at the IRS?
  3. Why isn’t the IRS paying the Economic Impact Payments in a timely manner?
  4. What measures is the AICPA asking the IRS to implement?


Cohn, M. (2020). AICPA disagrees with IRS commissioner Rettig on penalty relief. Accounting Today, Nov. 20 (Retrievable online at