Here’s What Will Happen To Tax Returns during the Shutdown

Sadly for many, taxes will continue to be collected during the shutdown. However, the IRS will also continue to issue tax returns. CNBC reports:

A Trump administration official said Monday that federal income tax returns would indeed go out despite a large part of the government being shut down.

Russell T. Vought, acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, told reporters about the development in a briefing.

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There have been growing concerns that tax refunds might not go out in time as 800,000 federal workers are either furloughed or working without pay as President Donald Trump and Congress are mired in a standoff over funding for a southern border wall.

About 12 percent of IRS staff are expected to continue working through a shutdown, according to the agency’s plan, which means certain functions such as answering taxpayer questions would be curtailed. The IRS is still working on contingencies if the shutdown continues.

This was a major thorn in the Administration’s side, but without this, most Americans will continue to see little change from the shutdown in their daily lives.

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