Small Business Taxes & ManagementTM--Copyright 2018, A/N Group, Inc.
The government is officially on shutdown--or actually partial shutdown. There are a number of functions which are relatively unaffected, such as the court system, for one reason or another, but most departments have contingency plans. Most IRS employees are considered nonessential and are going on furlough. That may be good news for someone anticipating an audit, but not if you have a question for the Service. How serious the shutdown is for the IRS will depend on the length of time it continues. Much more than a week and plans will change. Here are some of the functions still staffed under the short-term contingency plan:
Examples of functions that are non-excepted activities and will be on hold>
As you can see, certain basic functions will continue, but if you're looking for answers to questions, you'll probably have to look elsewhere. If the furlough approaches the start of the filing season, just past the middle of January, it's likely the Service will have a problem adhering to the above schedule. Rest assured, it's unlikely the filing deadlines will be extended.
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--Last Update 12/24/18