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Will the Government Shutdown Affect Your Tax Refund?

Here is a USA Today article that addresses that very question.

Tax refunds will go out even if the government shutdown extends into filing season, the Internal Revenue Service said late Monday, and the agency will start accepting tax returns on Jan. 28.

The announcement comes after the acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget on Monday said refunds would still be sent out during a shutdown.

The IRS plans to recall a “significant portion” of workers who have been furloughed during the shutdown to process tax returns. The agency will offer more details when it releases its shutdown contingency plan, expected in the coming days.

The shutdown could complicate what already will be a unique filing year that incorporates for the first time major changes to the tax code. Here’s what you should know.

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