The IRS will begin processing tax returns on Monday, January 28, 2019, and has confirmed that 2018 tax refunds will be issued to taxpayers as scheduled.
“We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers during this period,” stated IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. He said employees have been hard at work over the past year to implement the biggest tax law changes the nation has seen in more than 30 years.
The IRS will be recalling a significant portion of its workforce, currently furloughed as part of the government shutdown, to work. Additional details for the IRS filing season will be released in the coming days.
The IRS will begin accepting and processing individual tax returns once the filing season begins. The filing deadline to submit 2018 tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2019 for most taxpayers. Because of the Patriots’ Day holiday on April 15 in Maine and Massachusetts and the Emancipation Day holiday on April 16 in the District of Columbia, taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 17, 2019 to file their returns.
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