WILL IRS REFUNDS BE AFFECTED BY THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN?
Dec 18, 2018
Certain IRS activities will continue during a shutdown, including activities already funded outside of the Continuing Appropriations Act and activities necessary for safety of human life or protection of government property. These activities include continuing to complete and test upcoming filing year programs; processing electronic returns, up to the point of refund; processing paper tax returns through “batching”; processing remittances; and maintaining criminal law enforcement operations.
The plan anticipates that preparation for the 2019 filing season will not be affected by the shutdown.
The IRS has announced that they will begin accepting and processing all individual returns on Monday, January 28. Returns transmitted before this date are being held in a queue and will be transmitted to the IRS in the order they were received.
When the IRS starts processing returns, acknowledgments may be unpredictable due to the high volume of returns being processed.
ELECTRONIC FILING SEASON OPENS
MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019