Skip to comments.Will a government shutdown delay my tax refund?
Posted on 01/19/2018 4:21:24 PM PST by Hadean
One way this potential government shutdown would be different than in the past -- theres never been a federal shutdown during tax filing season. Nor has the government been shut down amid the implementation of a massive tax code overhaul.
The Internal Revenue Service would lose an estimated 56 percent of its workforce to furloughs if the government shuts down, according to the U.S. Treasury. And it would be happening right when the IRS is updating its guidelines and software, while also fielding questions from the public about new tax laws.
Experts told the Washington Post that even a short shutdown will set back implementation on the new tax code.
Tax filing season begins on Jan. 29. The IRS generally issues nine out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. With the workforce cut in half, it is likely that a prolonged shutdown could lead to delayed returns and the inability to access IRS assistance phone lines.
One stresses a lot less by planning their deductions and payments so you are always owed a refund of $300 or less or owing the IRS $300 or less.
Maybe they should be encouraged to find an honest job in the private sector.
“...Maybe they should be encouraged to find an honest job in the private sector....”
Once an employer found out about their previous IRS employment, they’d probably not be hired. Can’t say as I’d blame em.
Will a government shutdown delay the deportation of the dacaca illegal aliens ???
No idea, haven’t gotten one since 1990.
Will Congress be paid during a shutdown? Then why not the military?
I hope so - thats a good bargaining chip - delaying tax refunds.
I always have to write a check, so I don’t care.
Simple: repeal income tax.
If not that, use a flat tax.
It is well worth it!!
According to the news, the only effect the Schumer Shutdown would have on the IRS is a suspension of audits. That can’t be too bad.
Some employers want someone that has worked for the IRS.
Those recent IRS hires know the ins and outs very well.
They can be a big asset.
Only if the Democrats have their way.
This is total B.S. (propaganda)
First of all they aren’t programming tax code changes for tax year 2017. the changes are mostly all for 2018- next filing season.
Also- they have enough people to process returns, look at rejects, filter out fraud etc. and get the refunds out on time.
When they are totally funded they only answered the phone 60% of the time anyway.
They have enough deemed “essential” that it won’t even bother them.
“...Those recent IRS hires know the ins and outs very well....”
Never thought of it that way. Kinda like hiring a professional burglar to design/build your security system. There’s merit to that.
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The feds will do anything possible to make a shutdown, as painful as possible, for taxpayer/voters.
Rinse, repeat; rinse, repeat; rinse, repeat.........
When I personally used a firm to do my taxes, I picked an agent at one that had worked for the IRS.
Thanks for the note.
Jeez, I just put in for retirement benefits, I should start seeing a check 2nd Wednesday of February........ or maybe not.
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