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10. A Rocky Start
Congressional inaction led to a delayed start to filing season as the IRS worked to implement late changes to the law. Then the IRS itself ran into problems, as some of the anti-fraud measures it had implemented led to bottlenecks in the refund process. The slowdowns were eventually ironed out, but it was a bad way to kick off the year, particularly since tax-related identity theft and fraud remain a major issue.


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