Americans to receive tax refunds despite government shutdown

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The Internal Revenue Service had said in its contingency plan that it would not issue refunds to taxpayers if the partial government shutdown were to continue into tax filing season.

The announcement is a reversal of a long-standing policy to withhold refunds during shutdowns.

According to The Hill, the White House order "could be illegal".

By this time past year, the IRS had announced the beginning of the 2018 Tax Filing Season, informing taxpayers it would begin accepting tax returns on January 29, 2018.

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By the end of November 2018, the IRS had processed over 154 million tax returns. Vought said, however, that an "indefinite appropriation" was available to pay the refunds.

"We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown", Rettig said.

The IRS staff recalled to process tax returns will still not be paid during the government shutdown.

"We have tried to make this as painless as possible, consistent with the law", he said.

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Good news for tax return filers who are expecting a 2018 refund: The White House Office of Management and Budget announced Monday that it would be making tax refund payments even if the government shutdown continues. Enacted by Republicans in December 2017, the changes provided for $1.5 trillion in tax cuts mainly financed by government deficits.

"There is a pot of money to pay refunds, but there is not a pot of money to do the work to actually pay the refunds", Berger said. Last year, during the period of late January through the beginning of March, the IRS paid out $147 billion in refunds to more than 48 million households, the Post reported.

Vice President Pence told reporters at the briefing with Vought that Trump "has directed OMB to take steps to mitigate the impact of the shutdown on everyday Americans".

This would end one of the biggest issues many modern Americans have with the shutdown, in addition to hundreds of thousands of workers not receiving pay.

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