Pro Tax Prep Stalls to a Crawl amid Covid-Extended Season

data chartPros hold the margin, but barely.

By Beth Bellor

New tax filing statistics show only a couple of upticks over last year: DIY e-filings and IRS website traffic, suggesting tax practitioners have hit the big “pause” button on Tax Season 2020.

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Then again, if you’re in I.T. at the IRS, that might not be such happy news.