Will the 2019 Government Shutdown Affect my Tax Return?
UPDATE: The IRS confirmed it WILL process tax returns during the government shutdown.
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The short answer is maybe. The long answer is more complicated.
As of January 7, we are on day seventeen of the 2019 government shutdown. Currently, less than 10,000 of the almost 80,000 IRS employees are still going to work. These employees are showing up without pay, and without the ability to take any leave. They are maintaining security, processing disaster relief information, and preventing data loss.