White House will order IRS to pay income tax refunds despite government shutdown: Source

Posted on: January 7th, 2019 by ABC News No Comments

marcnorman/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The White House will order the IRS to pay income tax refunds despite the government shutdown, a senior administration official told ABC News.

The IRS has sent close to 90 percent of its workforce home without pay due to the government’s partial shutdown, according to a contingency plan published by the agency in December.

IRS offices are closed, tax questions are not being answered and there was a concern that refunds to early-filers this year might not be issued on time if the shutdown drags on, financial experts said.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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