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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are having tax problems and have not been able to resolve them with the IRS, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) may be able to help you. And our service is free.

Tax guidance related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be updated here as new information is made available through the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS. You can also visit the Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments page on


American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (March 12, 2021)

The IRS and TAS are reviewing implementation plans for the newly enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act). Additional information about the tax related provisions will be made available on our site as well as, as this process is completed.

For a short summary of Individual tax changes, by tax year, under the ARP Act, see our Tax Tip.

IRS Operational Status

To protect the public and employees, and in compliance with orders of local health authorities around the country, certain IRS services are still extremely limited.

To get the latest updates on the status of IRS Operations and see details, visit IRS Operations During COVID-19: Mission-critical functions continueWe recommend checking this IRS page frequently for updates.

TAS Operational Status

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) remains committed to assisting taxpayers and championing their taxpayer rights. TAS will continue to offer help to qualified taxpayers. You can also visit our TAS Tax Tips and Get Help center for help with common tax questions.

Check this page frequently for updates.

Current Status

Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) employees are teleworking, sheltering at home and working to serve our taxpayers. We are experiencing delays and interruptions in working cases due to IRS services being limited. These limited services are also causing a high call volume to our organization resulting in delays in our response times. Please be patient.

For questions about Economic Impact Payments, please go to the IRS Coronavirus Relief site, or go to the top section of this page, Recovery Rebate Credit and Economic Impact Payments, first.