WATCH: IRS commissioner testifies on 2022 tax season in House hearing

IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig testified on the 2022 tax season before the House Ways and Means committee on Thursday.

Watch the hearing in the player above.

The committee asked Rettig for recommendations to taxpayers as the April 18th filing date approaches during a difficult year for the IRS.

The IRS said last week it plans to hire 10,000 new workers to help reduce a massive backlog that the government says will make this tax season the most challenging in history.

The agency released a plan to work down the tens of millions of filings that includes speeding up the traditionally slow hiring process, relying more on automated processes and bringing on more contract workers to help with mailroom and paper processing.