IRS faces another busy tax season, Disability rights in the pandemic

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A watchdog group says the IRS is still at a crisis point after last year’s tax season saw long delays for returns. We find out how the agency could handle another complicated year of taxes. We also look at how legal measures during the pandemic, like bans on mask mandates, may put disability rights at risk.

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  • Challenges facing the IRS this tax filing season

    A new government watchdog report says the Internal Revenue Service is “in crisis” as it grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. The news comes after a turbulent 2020 marked with long delays to process tax returns, issue refunds and address other concerns. We look at what’s contributing to the problem.

  • Disability rights and the pandemic

    Tens of millions of Americans are at high risk for severe disease or death from COVID-19. Could the ADA, which requires reasonable accommodations like extra time on tests, apply to aspects of the pandemic that decrease at-risk people’s access to public space, like mask mandate bans?

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Heather Long Guest
  • Peter Blanck Guest