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IRS warns of possible shutdown


IRS warns of possible shutdown

By Rachael Bade

12/18/14 3:30 PM EST

Updated 12/18/14 6:38 PM EST

The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent budget cuts enacted by Congress, its chief said Thursday.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs — forced unpaid days off for employees as part of an IRS closure — is one idea reluctantly being tossed about to save money, though they are hoping they will not have to go there.

“People call it furloughs; I view it as: Are we going to have to shut the place down? And at this point, that will be the last thing we do, … but there is no way we can say right now that that wont happen,” Koskinen told reporters at a Thursday press conference on the upcoming tax season. “Again, I would stress that would be the last option.”

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4 thoughts on “IRS warns of possible shutdown

  1. Will we still have to pay taxes?

  2. I don’t think you will get anyone calling their representatives in Washington to complain!

  3. Gee I guess the will have to cancel all those training/parity trips. What a shame.

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