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IRS Says Virus-Affected Taxpayers Can Get Expedited Rulings

By Eli Flesch · September 16, 2020, 6:24 PM EDT

Taxpayers affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic can request expedited handling of letter requests, the Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday.

The agency said that the pandemic qualified as an event beyond a taxpayer's control that would qualify the taxpayer for expedited consideration of a letter request. A request must still be approved by the IRS, the agency said in a statement.

The IRS asked that any request for expedited handling be made in writing, preferably as a separate letter attached to the letter ruling request.

--Editing by Neil Cohen.

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