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The Impact of the Government Shut Down on Tax Deadlines


Posted on October 03, 2013 by Richard Berkowitz

The Internal Revenue Service has released its plans for dealing with the government shutdown. While some functions have been suspended, tax filing and processing will continue and the October 15 deadline for extensions remains a hard date.

 

The underlying tax law remains in effect and individuals and businesses should keep filing their tax returns and making deposits with the IRS as they are required to by law. The IRS will continue to accept and process returns but will suspend the issuance of refunds.

 

If you are working with your accountant toward the October 15 deadline, please continue to respond to his or her requests for information or signatures. Assume that the IRS will levy fines and penalties for taxpayers who miss the extension deadline.

 

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