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End of the Government Shutdown: What’s Next for the IRS and for Taxpayers? (Part 2)

While the federal government has been temporarily reopened after the longest shutdown in history, the IRS faces a serious backlog, and taxpayers face a confusing season with a whole new set of tax laws. Having previously discussed the obstacles facing the agency—including the threat of another shutdown in coming weeks—what can taxpayers expect, and how […]

IRS Is Recalling Thousands of Furloughed Workers: How This Could Affect You

With the ongoing government shutdown threatening to delay the refunds of millions of taxpayers, as well as delay the resolution of outstanding tax cases, the White House this month broke with conventional protocol and announced that the IRS would be able to process refunds as normal beginning at the end of January. Further, they have […]

UPDATE: How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting Tax Season

The drama surrounding the federal government partial shutdown—now officially the longest of its kind in U.S. history—continues to unfold. While the impact reaches almost every department of the federal government, all eyes are on the IRS at the moment, as the shutdown is extending into the launch of tax season. Let’s recap a few of […]

IRS Workers are Protesting the Shutdown – What Does This Mean for Taxpayers?

Last week, IRS workers staged a public protest in Fresno, California to demand an end to the government shutdown, which is now the longest in U.S. history. The local IRS office in Fresno typically employs 5200 people, the majority of which have been out of work since the shutdown began. According to local news sources, […]

The IRS Will Pay Refunds Despite the Government Shutdown

In an attempt to ease taxpayer concerns about the ongoing government shutdown and its effect on tax refunds, the White House announced this past week that it has directed the IRS to process tax returns and issue refunds as usual beginning at the end of January. The measure intends to release at least some of […]

What’s Happening to IRS Workers Because of the Government Shutdown?

While most taxpayers have natural concerns about how the shutdown of the federal government will affect their tax returns, the IRS workers themselves face perhaps an even greater concern: How will they survive financially until the government reopens? More than 800,000 federal employees across all branches of government are truly feeling the pinch for the […]

How the Government Shutdown Affects You as a Taxpayer (part 2)

While Congress and the White House try to come to an agreement on border wall funding, the partial shutdown of the federal government continues, with the IRS currently functioning with barely a skeleton crew. The IRS will still receive tax returns, and the White House tells us (for now, anyway) that the IRS will still […]