People First Initiative FAQs: Earned Income Tax Credit Reviews and Independent Office of Appeals

This FAQ is not included in the Internal Revenue Bulletin, and therefore may not be relied upon as legal authority. This means that the information cannot be used to support a legal argument in a court case.

Earned Income Tax Credit Reviews

Q. Will taxpayers still receive Earned Income Tax Credit and Wage Verification Reviews?

A. Yes potentially. Taxpayers have until July 15, 2020, to respond to the IRS to verify that they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit or to verify their income. These taxpayers are encouraged to exercise their best efforts to obtain and submit all requested information. Until July 15, 2020, the IRS will not deny these credits for a failure to provide requested information.

Independent Office of Appeals

Q. Is the IRS Independent Office of Appeals affected by this initiative?

A. Appeals employees will continue to work their cases. Although Appeals is not currently holding in-person conferences with taxpayers, conferences may be held over the telephone or by videoconference. The IRS encourages taxpayers to promptly respond to any outstanding requests for information for all cases in the Independent Office of Appeals.


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