Despite the partial government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.
Many of the activities at the agency are currently on hold because of the shutdown, including:
The agency has furloughed 88% of its employees, however, it will soon be recalling a significant portion of its workforce for tax season. Further information on the IRS filing season will be included in an updated FY2019 Lapsed Appropriations Contingency Plan to be released in the coming days.
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