IRS Operations in Response to Covid-19

IRS Operations in Response to Covid-19


The IRS has temporarily closed all Taxpayer Assistance Centers and discontinued face-to-face service throughout the country until further notice.

The Practitioner Priority Service is closed now and will reopen when it can.

Existing Installment Agreements payments between April 1 and July 15 are suspended.

The IRS is continuing to process tax returns, issue refunds and help taxpayers to the greatest extent possible.

Direct Debit Installment Agreement Frequently Asked Questions

Field Collection Activities of liens and levies are suspended from April 1, 2020 through July 15, 2020.

Earned Income Tax Credit and Wage Review have from April 1, 2020 through July 15, 2020 to respond to the IRS.

IRS information sent to State Department on passports revocation will be suspended between April 1 and July 15, 2020.

Effective immediately, the IRS will begin temporarily accepting images of signatures (scanned or photographed) and digital signatures on documents related to the determination or collection of tax liability.

The IRS is allowing IRS employees to accept documents via email and to transmit documents to taxpayers using SecureZip or other established secured messaging systems. The taxpayer or representative must include a statement, either in the form of an attached cover letter or within the body of the email, saying to the effect: “The attached [name of document] includes [name of taxpayer]’s valid signature and the taxpayer intends to transmit the attached document to the IRS.” The choice to transmit documents electronically is solely that of the taxpayer.