NO, THE PARTIAL SHUT-DOWN OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU WILL GET A REPRIEVE ON FILING YOUR 2018 TAX RETURN
I doubt that the partial shut-down of the federal government is going to materially affect tax season because I can't believe that it won’t be resolved before April rolls around, but in case you were wondering, the IRS has issued a statement on how the federal appropriations lapse is impacting IRS operations. Here’s the key sentence of that statement:
During this period, the IRS reminds taxpayers that the underlying tax laws remain in effect, and all taxpayers should continue to meet their tax obligations as normal. Individuals and businesses should keep filing their tax returns and making payments and deposits with the IRS, as they are required to do by law.
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