Waiting for your tax refund? The IRS sitting on 1 million unprocessed paper tax returns amid COVID-19

2020 has been the year of remote work, and that extended to the IRS, as well.

The agency closed its offices earlier in the year when the coronavirus outbreak began. But now, as 2020 winds to a close, the IRS still has a major backlog of mail on its hands, and that includes an estimated 1 million tax returns that it’s yet to process.

Many tax filers submit their returns electronically, but some opt to go old school and file paper returns, instead. In a normal year, that’s not a…