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emptyspiral13
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What does the government shutdown mean for my return?

 
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maglib
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What does the government shutdown mean for my return?

Nothing,  In anticipation of a federal government shutdown, the IRS released its contingency plan for the filing season which does not close down all functions within the IRS. "If the IRS is confronted by a lapse in appropriations during the 2018 Tax Filing Season (January 1 – April 30, 2018) the IRS will need to continue return processing activities to the extent necessary to protect Government property, which includes tax revenue, and maintain the integrity of the federal tax collection process, along with certain other activities authorized under the Anti-Deficiency Act." The IRS is processing returns as scheduled on 1/29/18 although they have accepted some earlier than their original forecast.

The IRS will remain open as well as all necessary government functions regardless of shutdown and that includes the IRS employees who handle returns, even those answering the phone support were at work on the morning of the shutdown and were considered necessary.

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maglib
Level 10

What does the government shutdown mean for my return?

Nothing,  In anticipation of a federal government shutdown, the IRS released its contingency plan for the filing season which does not close down all functions within the IRS. "If the IRS is confronted by a lapse in appropriations during the 2018 Tax Filing Season (January 1 – April 30, 2018) the IRS will need to continue return processing activities to the extent necessary to protect Government property, which includes tax revenue, and maintain the integrity of the federal tax collection process, along with certain other activities authorized under the Anti-Deficiency Act." The IRS is processing returns as scheduled on 1/29/18 although they have accepted some earlier than their original forecast.

The IRS will remain open as well as all necessary government functions regardless of shutdown and that includes the IRS employees who handle returns, even those answering the phone support were at work on the morning of the shutdown and were considered necessary.

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domino2017
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What does the government shutdown mean for my return?

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maglib
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What does the government shutdown mean for my return?

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dereksherlock
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What does the government shutdown mean for my return?

even though the shutdown is temporarily over, during the shutdown most of the irs was still open, so there wasn't a delay in processing. only a small amount of irs employees were forced to stay home from work. a good majority of the irs stayed working. so you shouldn't see a delay, unless another shutdown occurs
maglib
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What does the government shutdown mean for my return?

The IRS will remain open as well as all necessary government functions regardless of shutdown and that includes the IRS employees who handle returns, even those answering the phone support were at work on the morning of the shutdown this year.
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PS56k
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What does the government shutdown mean for my return?

What about the January 2019 shutdown - is the answer and logistics the same.... or different ?
xmasbaby0
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What does the government shutdown mean for my return?

This thread is a year old and had no relevance to the 2019 government shutdown.  
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Critter
Level 15

What does the government shutdown mean for my return?

Do I still have to deal with my taxes?
Of course! Though the bulk of IRS employees have been furloughed (just like they were in 2013), you're still responsible for filing your tax return. And if you're expecting a refund, it might well be delayed.

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/20/us/five-things-january-20-trnd/index.html

SweetieJean
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What does the government shutdown mean for my return?

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